WHY DO I NEED FIRE-PROTECTION? Apart from common sense, national and EU standards governing construction materials (CPR EU 305 2011) place fire safety as an essential requirement immediately after structural aspects. When talking about fire protection this includes all provisions aimed at keeping to a minimum damage to people and property and to limit the […]
WHY PROTECT STEEL? CRITICAL TEMPERATURE AND THE MASS FACTOR There is widespread opinion that steel structures are particularly vulnerable when exposed to fire. Although steel has the advantage of being a non-combustible material that does not release toxic smoke or gasses at high temperatures, it is also true that it is an excellent conductor […]
What are load-bearing brickwork elements? A wall is normally a vertical structure made of a range of different materials and a binding agent that renders the structure monolithic. A load-bearing element must guarantee the following properties: Load-bearing function Heat insulation Sound insulation Fire safety Safety in the event of an earthquake Protection against atmospheric agents […]
What aspects do I have to consider for the fire-protection of structures in a concrete and masonry mixture, reinforced or pre-stressed concrete?
Why protect structures in a concrete and masonry mixture, reinforced or pre-stressed concrete The concept of the concrete cover Buildings for industrial use and also some other residential and other buildings are built using prefabricated systems or assembled on site. There is widespread use of reinforced or pre-stressed concrete, as is a masonry and concrete […]