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FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating is curable in one hour and durable for up to 20 years: Sherwin-Williams

FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating is durable for 20 years in most environments, even without application of a top coat, says the manufacturer, while speed of curing – hard dry and handling times – may be as fast as one hour. Read More

CLIQ® access control and mechanical locks work side-by-side at major new London museum

CLIQ® access control has an established track record in the museums and heritage sector, so when the Design Museum’s construction company were asked to recommend the best solution, they picked CLIQ. Read More

Fly-tipping occurring on industrial scale as BSIA offers tips for protecting land

In some cases dummy companies advertising cheap skip rentals have taken out short-term leases on warehouses, filled them floor to ceiling with waste and vacated the premises. Read More

Arup publishes fire safety framework for refugee camps and other informal settlements

Based on three years of extensive research, the Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements will help NGOs, aid organisations and governments approach fire safety holistically and offers recommendations on how communities can protect themselves. Read More

Hikvision Evaluation IP series gains Common Criteria cybersecurity certification

Certification offers reassurance to customers that minimum standards around security, reliability and privacy protection have been met. Read More

Cryptomining usurps ransomware as top cybersecurity threat, according to new report

The 2018 Webroot Threat Report: Mid-Year Update also reports that cryptojacking, another cryptocurrency mining form of malware, is becoming more common. Read More

Dartford warehouse fire another indictment of UK’s lax sprinkler regulations, says FM Global

Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at the commercial property insurer, said damage caused to UCC Coffee's roastery in Riverside Industrial Estate and health risks posed to surrounding residents highlighted the folly of the UK’s lax approach to sprinkler regulation. Read More

Banham Academy launches Tavcom-developed BTEC Level 3 training pathway for trailblazer apprentices

Taking place at the Banham Academy the BTEC Level 3 courses will provide online and classroom teaching, practical exercises, assessments and exams during the three-year apprenticeship. Read More

Fire safety in construction a bigger priority post-Grenfell, but construction sector frustrated by government response

The construction industry has seen myriad improvements to fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire, but there is frustration that the government has responded too slowly, a new study reveals. Read More

Growth in demand for fire solutions exacerbates skills crisis in fire engineering

Defying any dampening effect Brexit-related uncertainty might have caused, enquiries for goods and services post-Grenfell have grown strongly, an FIA survey of fire solution providers has revealed. Read More



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