From schools and hospitals, to skyscrapers and national parliaments, the solution’s versatility has made it a favoured tool of specifiers across the world. … Read the rest
During this blog series we’ve looked at the limitations of the linear route to fire safety compliance for insulation within façade systems at, or above, 18 metres:
Throughout history, high rise constructions have always been a testing ground for new ideas and pioneering approaches. 2015 was no different as Shanghai Tower, with its iconic twisted form, officially became the second tallest building in the world, whilst … Read the rest
Performance based routes to fire safety compliance allow specifiers and installers to take a step back and really consider how an entire facade system would react in the event of a fire.
The performance criteria for these tests are included … Read the rest
Designing and installing a fire safe facade system, in principle, seems simple. Every component is already individually tested and graded for response to fire. By selecting materials which perform well in these tests, a high level of fire safety should … Read the rest
When deciding which route to take for fire safety compliance, one of the first things to check is how tall the building actually is, or more specifically, how far above ground level the top ‘habitable storey’ is. This is measured … Read the rest