UKTFA Fire Safety Guidance Update
Existing documentation In December 2011 the first edition of the ‘UKTFA Design Guidance on Separating Distances during Construction’ was issued. The 2011 document followed research into the behaviour of timber frame under construction during a fi re. The original guidance introduced timber frame Categories A, B and C, each requiring increasing levels of resistance to reduce or stop the spread of fire.
Further research Since the launch of the original guidance we have undertaken a further £250k research project, to increase the body of evidence on reducing and stopping fire spread during the construction stage. The new updated guidance, encompassing the findings of the recent research work, will be available from the 25th September 2012.
Simplified, plus a greater range of solutions Key changes in the documentation include: • A radically simplified approach to the method of selecting the timber frame category for a particular site. • A significant increase in the range of solutions to stop or reduce the spread of fi re. • Now includes an approach using points, to allow clients improved flexibility of product of selection for each category and to allow for interchangeable floor and wall systems. • Category B now subdivided into three to provide a greater product selection.
How to book for this free event please contact Bob Davis at the UKTFA.
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