|The brochure of the event.|
- Due to a number of reasons, it is clear that one of the topics today is the fire spread. The main reasons are the education and enforcement for Designers and Owners. The perception is greater than before when a fire occurs in a building.
- The Fire Engineer has become a key professional member in construction.
- Facades in buildings provided with sprinklers do not need to be fire rated.
- Fire stopping at slab edge is a key component of fire safety but will not stop fire spread if facade is combustible. The fire stopping at slab edge is presently involving Facade Engineers, Fire Engineers and Suppliers to research for better technical solutions, improving the performance of the systems whilst optimising the installation on site.
- Facades in sprinklered high rise have to be non combustible or limited combustible not fire resistant.
- Nowadays, it is essential to carry out fire testing of facade systems and materials to ensure those systems fully meet or exceed the standard, codes and local regulations.
- Fire tests are conducted according to four main reasons, such as understanding material behaviour, approving systems, verifying the performance of fire rated products and assemblies and verifying code and regulation compliance.
- The following topics were set out: the main fire testing techniques, cladding systems tests and curtain wall fire tests in accordance with the standards.
|Photographs of a recent fire in a skyscraper.|