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Fire and Façades – The Essential Elements

Our Head of Façades Andy Dean has shared his expertise in the latest edition of the Fire & Security Association of India (FSAI) Journal.


Across two articles Andy outlines technical aspects of façades and fire performance, and reiterates several baseline fire performance characteristics that have evidently been misunderstood; in particular the difference between ‘reaction to fire’ and ‘fire resistance. He then addresses several characteristics of materials, including aluminium composite paneling (often problematically involved in façade fires), references key fire/façade-related assembly elements and proposes what should consequently be involved in a fire safety audit related to facades specifically.

You can read the full article here.