construction


NBS and ASFP partner up to provide support in developing specifications for passive fire protection systems

NBS and the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) have announced a new safety-based collaboration. Read More

Clad or Coat? Strategies for structural steel fire protection

How non-combustible insulation can help to balance design demands and deliver a seamless structural steel fire protection strategy. Read More

Government appoints experts to review testing system for construction products

Robert Jenrick has announced the appointment of two experts to lead the independent review of the system for testing construction products. Read More

Major UK housebuilders commit funds to fire safety works

Several of the UK’s major housebuilders have announced focused pots of funding to be used on the replacement of cladding and other fire safety issues. Read More

Guide for construction site security issued by Secured by Design

SBD has issued a guide for construction site security, providing advice on how to secure a site from the start to the end of a project. Read More

Securing temporary sites with video surveillance

Lucas Young of Axis Communications discusses the benefits of video solutions to effectively secure non-permanent facilities, particularly for those in hard-to-reach settings. Read More

Keeping construction sites secure and safe during the pandemic

Equipment like temporary CCTV towers can support in keeping construction sites safe and secure, even during the challenges a pandemic brings. Read More

Setting the Bar for competence in the building safety sector

Setting the Bar, released on 5th October 2020, is the second and final report of the Competence Steering Group and is an update on the interim report, Raising the Bar, published in August 2019. Read More

How to prevent crane climbers from accessing construction sites

Crane climbers are a common security issue, so just how do you secure your site better and prevent this from happening? Kai Stok explains. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The CIC is recommending government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings than is currently proposed. Read More

ASFP offers free access to key fire safety guidance documents

To support the construction and fire sector during the Coronavirus pandemic, the ASFP has removed charges for pdf downloads of its key guidance documents. Read More

Another high-rise building fire in UAE, while South Korean construction blaze results in deaths

Concerns over fire safety continue across the world, as 12 were injured in a recent high-rise building fire in UAE, while 38 were killed in a fire at a warehouse in South Korea in late April. Read More

Calls for thermal cameras to spot hot works fires

Insurance company says thermal imaging cameras are to be advised and implemented in companies where there is a risk of fire caused by ‘hot works’. Read More

Combatting fires on construction sites

The answer is not complex, the answer is to begin training, says Adam Richardson, Operations and Content Coordinator at the Fire Industry Association (FIA). Read More

Glasgow development chooses Cygnus for fire protection

Bull Products has won a contract to supply its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System to a flagship residential development in Glasgow. Read More

ASFP calls for quality of construction improvements

In the wake of a number of large loss fires in recent months, the ASFP has called for an improvement in the quality of construction. Read More



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