Sherwin-Williams protects Milan landmark

Sherwin-Williams protects Milan landmark The award-winning FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating system from Sherwin-Williams has been selected to protect the UnipolSai Tower in Milan’s financial district. Due to open later in 2021, the 31,000m2 building offers a modern elliptical design over 26 stories, and is LEED Platinum certified to meet the highest environmental standards. With up [...]

Siderise offers new façade CPDs

Siderise offers new façade CPDs Siderise Insulation ─ one of the leading providers of high-performance fire safety and insulation solutions for a wide range of façade types— is sharing its extensive knowledge and experience through its new, updated versions of two of its most popular CPD seminars: Cavity Barriers in Ventilated Façades; and Firestops in [...]

Nullifire protects new prison facility

Nullifire protects new prison facility Nullifire fire protection products have been selected for a major firestopping programme managed by GRJ Contracting at a large-scale custodial facility, HMP Five Wells. Comprising of seven prison blocks, with four wings and seven ancillary buildings, the site is set to open early in 2022 and will deliver a major [...]

ROCKWOOL launches interactive guide

ROCKWOOL launches interactive guide ROCKWOOL has released a significant update to its Fire Stopping Standard Details Guide, the specifier’s go-to resource for the performance parameters of ROCKWOOL passive firestopping product solutions. The guide has been re-launched in an enhanced interactive format that makes accessing standard details for the FIREPRO range quicker and easier than ever. [...]

ASFP announces the 2021 Passive Fire Protection Awards shortlist

ASFP announces the 2021 Passive Fire Protection Awards shortlist The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has announced the shortlist for its 2021 Passive Fire Protection Awards, with the winners due to be announced on 26 November at the Association’s Awards Lunch at the Edwardian Hotel in Manchester. The awards will be presented by broadcaster, naturalist [...]

Avantage from Smoke Control Dampers

Avantage from Smoke Control Dampers The Avantage MP smoke control damper from Smoke Control Dampers is a lobby to shaft automatic opening vent (AOV) suitable for fitting to builders work ducts. It can be used to evacuate smoke as part of a smoke and heat exhaust system. It is a side-hung automatically opening unit suitable [...]

TBA protects life and history

TBA protects life and history TBA’s FIREFLY TITAN Lite 120:60 fire barriers are being installed at the British Museum’s new state-of-the-art storage facility in Reading, which will house a substantial part of the Museum’s collection of historical artefacts which are being moved from storage in London. Graham Construction was awarded a £30million contract for the [...]

Encon appoints Stuart Southall

Encon appoints Stuart Southall With the increased importance of Fire Protection in buildings and the growing requirement for compliant solutions, Encon Insulation and Nevill Long are delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Southall. Stuart joins the business in a new role, as Regional Sales Manager for Fire Protection for Encon’s Northern and Central Regions, [...]

Surface Asset Management made easy.

Surface Asset Management made easy Surface Corrosion Consultants have developed Surface Asset Management (SAM) software that digitally captures non-destructive testing (NDT) and coating survey information. The software helps to prevent non-compliant surface preparation and application of primers, which can negate the performance of intumescent coatings. SAM covers areas such as: Mill certification Welder ID NDT [...]

Firestopping solutions start with Sika

Firestopping solutions start with Sika Navigating the often-complex process of choosing the correct passive fire protection system for a project can be a challenge but Sika offers specifiers a range of in-house support services, including product guidance and technical support. Sika’s comprehensive range of passive fire protection solutions can restore the fire resistance of walls [...]

Applus+ Laboratories holds electric vehicle fire test

Applus+ Laboratories holds electric vehicle fire test On Thursday 23 September 2021, Applus+ TST (an Applus+ Laboratories fire laboratory) organised the first fire test of an electric vehicle inside the tunnel of the San Pedro de Anes Experimental Centre. The test was carried out by HISPAMAST and the Bolzano fire brigade (from Italy). As it [...]

Warringtonfire continues to invest in technical leadership

Warringtonfire continues to invest in technical leadership On the back of the rapid and continued growth of its technical division under the leadership of Divisional Technical Director Mark Cummings, Warringtonfire is making a significant additional investment in all of its colleagues, to develop their technical knowledge and skills and further strengthen its technical leadership position. [...]

Recruitment drive for Neo

Recruitment drive for Neo West-Yorkshire passive fire protection company, Neo, has created over 25 new roles after winning a string of new contracts. The roles are based in the Northwest, the Midlands and Yorkshire as the business continues to expand its client base nationally. Founded in 2014, Neo provides a fully compliant service to a [...]

Coopers Fire monthly seminars

Coopers Fire monthly seminars Coopers Fire’s monthly Active Fire Curtain Barriers CPD seminars, hosted on Zoom, are available to anyone who wishes to get a greater understanding of fire curtains and when and where a fire curtain can be specified within the built environment. The CPD seminars are designed for architects, building surveyors, fire engineers [...]

SureFire relaunched by AMS

SureFire relaunched by AMS SureFire has been relaunched by AMS as a complete fire and smoke rated ductwork system. Complete with fire-rated access doors, dampers and fire-rated silencers to suit. Originally tested under the Safe4 name, back in 2005, it has since been upgraded to meet all the current British and European standards, while also [...]

ASFP makes two further significant appointments

ASFP makes two further significant appointments The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has made two new appointments to support the continued development of its member, training and technical services. Rich Green was appointed as Commercial Projects Manager in July and Chris Sharman joined as Training Manager in September. Rich brings a wealth of experience [...]

New office signage completes ASFP rebrand

New office signage completes ASFP rebrand The growth and development of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) continues apace; having recently gone through a rebranding initiative one of the final steps was to install new signage at the Association’s registered office. In 2020, the ASFP moved its secretariat and management services to be under [...]

New membership requirements allow ASFP members to demonstrate competency

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has reported strong support from members for its strict membership requirements, which were introduced at the start of 2021. The new requirements make it mandatory for member companies to demonstrate that a proportion of their employees have been suitably trained and/or have achieved appropriate qualifications in passive fire [...]