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How does fire affect structural steel?

How does fire affect structural steel? Structural steel is one of the most common materials used in building construction, owing to its high strength and ductility. Whilst structural steel is...

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What is a fire suppression system and how does it work?

A fire suppression system is an integral part of any fire protection infrastructure. ‘Fire suppression’ is a collective term for any engineering groups of units that are designed to put out a...

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Who is responsible for enforcing fire safety legislation?

Over the last few years, fire safety legislation has been developed and refined so that all roles and responsibilities are assigned to the right people. Landlords and building owners must comply with...

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What are the main causes of fire in the hospitality industry?

Fire poses a significant risk to the hospitality sector. Apart from causing costly damage and bringing operations to a halt, it can seriously undermine your organisation’s brand. The evidence...

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Important regulations for intumescent paint in steel buildings

Structural steel is one of the most commonly used construction materials. Valued for its durability, speed of construction and strength, it is utilised for various structural elements including...

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What are the best fire-resistant building materials? 

Part of a successful passive fire protection strategy is reviewing construction materials for their ability to inhibit the spread of fire. This ensures the right levels of protection for a building...

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What are fire doors and how do they work?

Fire doors are an integral part of a building’s passive fireproofing plan. They’re used for fire compartmentation –  a process that places physical barriers in strategic areas around a...

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An expert guide to fire protection between floors

In the event of a fire, the spread of flames and smoke must be stopped as quickly as possible. This can be achieved through compartmentation - the application of firestopping materials to walls,...

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What is the difference between fire protection, prevention and suppression?

Fire protection, prevention, and suppression systems are all fundamental to safeguarding a building from fire. However, some people may be unsure as to how these systems may differ. Rather than using...

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What are the phases of a fire safety inspection? 

Fire safety inspections are a fundamental part of ongoing building regulations. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 dictates that a fire risk assessment is carried out at least once a year...

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