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Following on from the success of the 2018 Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards, ASFP will once again be hosting the event on Thursday 5th December 2019. This year’s event will be taking place at The Pavilion, Tower of London and will welcome ASFP members and guests to celebrate the industries achievements.

Further information, including how to enter the awards and ticket information will be available in due course.

2018 Award Winners:

Fellowship of the ASFP

Awarded to Paul Bussey of AHMM Architects. Paul is an architect and an enthusiastic proponent of passive fire protection to ensure fire safety in buildings. Since he first served on the ASFP roundtable at Firex in 2016 he has provided the drive in developing the RIBA Plan of Works overlay for fire safety. Recognised as offering a huge contribution to fire safety, the Plan of Works offers visible recognition and shape to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Golden Thread, and has resulted in the ASFP being promoted in areas where it previously had little traction.


Passive Fire Protection Advocate of the Year

Awarded to Ian Outram of Tremco-illbruck for his long devotion to raising standards in the passive fire protection industry. Ian has worked constantly to develop the industry and support the ASFP.

He actively takes part in ASFP technical meetings, while playing a vital role internally in the development testing programmes that extend the usage capabilities of fire stopping products. Ian also takes his knowledge to site, training contractors and installers and offering practical demonstrations developed from real world situations on site.


Member Contribution of the Year

Awarded to Chuck Lewis of IFC Group for consistently excelling in his chairmanship of Technical Task Group 7 (Active Fire Barrier Curtains) and going over and above the duties normally required for this role. Chuck has also provided leadership to the active fire barrier curtains sector of the industry demonstrating that such systems deserve to be considered as a serious alternative to conventional fire resisting construction or suppression systems.


Passive Fire Innovation of the Year

Awarded to ARC Building Solutions for its ARC Fire Stopping System for use at party walls and eaves of semi-detached and terraced buildings. The solution not only prevents the spread of smoke and flames but also provides an effective edge  seal. The system helps to make houses safer while also providing thermal insulation and reducing heating costs by controlling thermal loss.

It was launched at the end of 2017 and has already been specified by two major house builders for their new build programmes in 2018/19.


Best Installation Project 

Awarded to R J Lewis for their project at ICC Wales started as an 55,000 m2 intumescent paint project. The project was very challenging with environments ranging from C1 to C4 and fire rating ranges from 60 to 120 minutes. Three months into the intumescent package, R. Lewis & Co (UK) Ltd were then appointed the fire stopping package. As the project progressed they were then awarded all penetration work in drywall partitions.