TBASome 1,000 linear metres of TBA Protective Technologies’ Titan Lite 120/60 has been used to protect critical movement joints within the main floor slabs of the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in Birmingham.

The specification of the adaptable high performance TBA Firefly system for passive fire protection is the result of consultation between the main contractor, Balfour Beatty and IFC (International Fire Consultants), in conjunction with the NHS Trust’s senior Fire Officer.

Manufacturer TBA Protective Technologies provided its standard details and other certifications to the project team. As a non-rigid woven material, Titan Lite is easy to cut and fix. Three layers of the fire resistant fabric were attached to sub-frames made up of 25 x 25mm steel angle, bolted to the concrete soffit. The Titan Lite is secured in place with staggered overlapping joints to resist the passage of flame and hot gases.

Both TBA’s technical department and IFC were involved with the inspection and sign off of the work. The system has been fully tested to BS 476 Parts 6.7, 20 & 22 and is third party certificated by IFCC.

Work began in March 2020, with the final completion of the hospital expected in summer 2022.