Testing façade systems to BS8414 test series
The performance of cladding materials under fire conditions is crucial and should be considered in detail in order to draw conclusions about the fire safety of any facade system. However, before addressing this issue, we need to answer two obvious…
The value of standards development

Earlier this year, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President and CEO Jim Pauley wrote a blog applauding an editorial titled, “The Joy of Standards – Life is a lot easier when you can plug in to any socket,” published in…

Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects in the Middle East are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant commercial investment in the region. As development increases, care should be taken to ensure that effective product testing is undertaken, especially in relation to cable…

Five things to know about the 2019 edition of NFPA 72

The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is on its way. Are you ready for it? It’s been three years since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published the most recent edition of the wide-ranging standard that spans “the application, installation,…

British standards for fire testing of electric cables are falling behind

Almost all Life Safety & Fire Fighting systems depend on the reliable function of electric cables during emergency. If these essential cables fail during a fire event, the critical equipment they enable also fails. This could mean that firemen’s lifts,…

Fire engineering and the international design process

The 2017 revision of the UAE Fire & Life Safety Code has reinforced the importance of fire safety across the built environment from a design, construction and operational perspective. The engineering and architectural community play an important role to ensure…

HFC-based clean fire extinguishing agents: Implications of recent legislation

Since the publication of our article Update on Environmental Regulations and the HFC-based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents in the September 2015 issue of International Fire Protection, new environmental regulations have been introduced. In this article, we discuss the implications in…


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