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FIA’s External Wall Fire Review (EWFR) Requires Residential Buildings To Undergo Professional Fire Safety Assessments

In a post-Grenfell world there is clearly, and rightly so, a focus on the fire safety of high-rise buildings – especially in the residential sector. Yet this focus has answered as many questions as it has made new ones, particularly for the construction and fire industries. As reported in December of 2019 by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), a new cross-industry valuation process called the External Wall Fire Review (EWFR) was implemented by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

ASSA ABLOY Door Closers Meet Certification Demands For Uninsulated Metal Fire Doors

ASSA ABLOY’s range of door closers is one of the few available on the market to satisfy the certification demands of uninsulated metal fire doors, the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has announced. At the end of 2017, a number of UKAS accredited authorities withdrew certification for almost all door closers used on uninsulated metal fire doors. While a number of these certifications have since been reinstated, they typically only cover the use of door closers on the si...

FIA Gives Grenfall Tower Fire Investigation Update – Firms Not Ready To Give Evidence Without Promise Of Immunity

The firms, ranging from the architects Studio E, current and former staff at the main contractor Rydon, the TMO and Harley Facades, which are being investigated for their involvement in the Grenfell Tower Fire of 2017 that resulted in the death of 72 people, want a guarantee from Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox that they will be protected from prosecution when they give evidence, stated the latest Fire Industry Association (FIA) report in the inquiry matter. ‘Michael Mansfield QC, who is r...

Chuck J. Lewis Joins Smoke & Fire Curtains Ltd As CEO

Sector authority, Chuck J. Lewis, has joined multi Smoke & Fire Curtains Ltd as their new CEO. Mr Lewis, who took up the position within the Fire Curtains Group in early November brings with him an abundance of more than three decades of direct experience from the smoke and fire curtain sector having previously worked with Coopers Fire and latterly the IFC Group at both Management and Director level. Mr Lewis was a co-author of both PAS 121:2007 and BS 8524:2013 series, and became the recip...

Addressing The Latest In Fire Safety And Disaster Prevention In Taiwan And APAC At Fire & Safety, Secutech 2020

Fire & Safety, concurrently held with Secutech Taiwan April 2020, will have international and local manufacturers showcasing products and solutions for best practices in fire safety for various verticals as well as effective disaster prevention and mitigation technologies. Countries from the APAC region is expected to see an increase in fire safety demands as increase in infrastructure developments requires both in pass and active fire safety equipment. Government regulation also plays a ma...

Nittan Develops ST-H2-AS Heat Detector In Order To Replace Its Older ST-H-AS Detector

In order to maintain support for Nittan’s older Sensortec Protocol Analog Addressable range, Nittan has developed the ST-H2-AS Heat Detector. This is intended to be a direct replacement for the current ST-H-AS detector, which they are no longer able to manufacture due to component obsolescence. Manufacturing The New Generation Device As a direct replacement there will be a seamless transition between the products. The new ST-H2-AS is available with immediate effect and once existing sto...

Nittan Europe To Exhibit At FIREX International 2019

Nittan Europe will be exhibiting at FIREX International 2019 at London ExCeL. They will be showcasing their range of premium fire detection products, along with a number of new additions. Nittan’s bright and spacious stand, located at FX830, has been designed for interactivity. On the stand, you can get hands on with Nittan’s evolution1 fire alarm control panel, and experience just how quick and easy it is to set up with the Evolution detection devices. New Products being launched...

Nittan Announces The Launch Of EV-PYS Photoelectric Smoke Detector With Integral Sounder

Nittan is delighted to announce the availability of the EV-PYS Photoelectric smoke detector, complete with integral sounder. This is an improved detector combined sounder product similar to and intended as a fully backward compatible drop-in replacement for the outgoing EV-PS. The previous EV-PS product proved to be a successful launch of Nittans detector with integrated sounder range, however its new replacement the EV-PYS comes to the market with some exciting technological advances centred o...

NFPA Announces That Massachusetts Is The First State To Implement 2020 Edition Of The NEC

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that the state of Massachusetts’ recent update of the Massachusetts Electrical Code to contain the requirements of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) (plus MA-specific amendments) represents the first state to implement the latest version of the code. The NEC continues to be the most widely used code in the built environment in the world, and sets the standard for safe electrical installation and inspection to pr...

Advanced The Fire Alarm Control Panel Manufacturer Appoints Joe Leiserach As Operations Director

Global fire systems provider, Advanced, has appointed Joe Leiserach to the role of Operations Director to support the business following a period of significant growth. Employing around 200 staff, Advanced designs, manufactures and supplies fire alarm control panels to over 80 countries across the globe from its headquarters in Newcastle. Active fire protection In his new role, Joe will work alongside the senior leadership team at Advanced to deliver on the business’ objectives, uniting...

Advanced Appoints Christina Brugger As Head Of Digital To Enhance Its Digital Growth Strategy

A North East-based fire system manufacturer appoints its first Head of Digital, as it looks to realize the full potential of connectivity. Global systems provider, Advanced, designs, manufactures and supplies fire alarm control panels to over 80 countries across the globe from its headquarters in Newcastle. Christina Brugger joins Advanced as Head of Digital from the manufacturer’s FTSE 100 parent company, Halma PLC, where she helped various teams with developing digital business models,...

Bandweaver Names Mark Horton As Vice President

Bandweaver is pleased to announce that Mark Horton has joined as Vice President and will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue and supporting their extensive agent and partnership network. Mark joins from Ava Risk Group Ltd where he was the Global Sales & Marketing Director and led the sales team on the implementation of the company’s global growth strategy across the perimeter, pipeline, network and distribution markets which included in his portfolio a range of f...

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