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A Practical Guide to Fire Doors

26.11.2021, 13:31 A Practical Guide to Fire Doors With poor specification, installation and maintenance of fire doorsets often resulting in devastating consequences, David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, provides advice to facilities managers on fire safety system selection.   Fire safety is paramount and a consideration…

Life Safety

Safeguarding Tower Block Residents from Fire

30.09.2021, 13:31 Safeguarding Tower Block Residents from Fire Residents of a London tower block awaiting the replacement of cladding identified as unsuitable following the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being protected by a wireless detection and evacuation system following guidance issued by the National Fire Chiefs Council.   The landmark tower in Deptford, South-East London, had…

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Fire Resistant Anchors

30.08.2021, 23:11 Fire Resistant Anchors Following a series of highly publicised losses of life to fire in refurbished buildings, Cintec International provides guidance on the importance of fire resistant remedial anchors and reinforcements. In recent years, the risk of fire has become of increasing concern when buildings are being retrofitted, restored, or modernized. London On…

Construction

Fire Resistance in Anchor Systems

10.12.2020, 21:22 Fire Resistance in Anchor Systems Despite the welcome focus on the safety of cladding following the UK’s Grenfell Tower tragedy, Cintec North America is cautioning specifiers to consider the fire resistance of remedial anchors and reinforcements used in building renovation. In the past few years, fire has been an increasing concern when buildings…

Maintenance

BIM Maintenance “Gamechanger” Secures Seed Funding

09.10.2020, 14:37 BIM Maintenance “Gamechanger” Secures Seed Funding Two construction experts with a vision to revolutionise building maintenance by making Building Information Modelling more accessible, have raised £250,000 to bring their smart building solution to market. Ian Yeo and Scott Pilgrim launched Bimsense four years ago after becoming frustrated by the traditional approach to building…

Education

Is Anyone Listening?

13.03.2019, 11:38 Is Anyone Listening? Steve Loughney, Head of building management systems (BMS) for Siemens’ Building Technologies division, considers allowances emergency planners must make for bystander apathy – the condition where people ignore alarm sounders in the belief someone else will take responsibility. Fire experts have long questioned why people do not respond to siren-based…

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