News and Articles

Creating a passively fire-safe design

As building designs become more ambitious and certainly more complex, architects and specifiers must pay attention to the effective inclusion of passive fire protection measures if the building is to protect lives and minimise costly damage, should the worst happen.

The critical role of fire doors in large buildings

The construction of every new building should include fire safety as a key focus – not just in terms of fire prevention, but also with consideration to fire safety and management, should the worst happen. This is especially true when the building is a large office block or perhaps housing many people.

Understanding the role of timber fire doors

We effectively manage risk in our lives on a daily basis; whether it’s putting a car seat belt on or choosing a safe place to cross the road. But when it comes to entering a building, we put some of that responsibility into someone else’s hands. Should a fire break out whilst we’re in that building, the pace of its spread will be greatly determined by the effective compartmentation

Why passive fire protection is key to the construction plan

With continued growth of high rise and commercial construction across the Asia Pacific region, understanding the role that both passive and active fire protection should play in every new build and retro-fit has never been so important – especially when seeking the approval of the Hong Kong Housing Association.

Demanding high standards and certified fire door solutions

There’s no doubt that to achieve optimum levels of passive fire protection in construction requires a full understanding of the testing and certification that is necessary for components specified, in addition to the use of fully trained installers and contractors.