2 January 2018
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This month, we preview the latest issue (Volume 12), with Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leroy Gardner, selecting three highlights from the issue.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
Enquiries received in the Library on fire engineering can be categorised broadly into six headings. * Fire properties and performance of materials * Fire-resistant design *Fire management * Fire damage assessment and repair * Standards * Case studies This article lists a selection of what the Library has on these subjects and the most frequently requested items.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy in London last June was a stark reminder of how rapidly a fire can spread and the horror which it can cause. In the wake of this disaster, the UK construction industry is actively examining what can be done to minimise the risk of similar tragedies in the future. It is likely that one of the recommendations will be a clearer identification of responsibilities, but whatever the outcome it will clearly be helpful for all members of the design team to have a good understanding of all aspects of fire safety, as well as detailed knowledge about those aspects under their direct control.