13 09, 2021

The Importance of Fire Safety in Building Design

By |2021-09-08T10:23:16+01:00September 13th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on The Importance of Fire Safety in Building Design

The materials used in the construction of a building, as well as the design and layout of the building, have a key part to play in not only preventing the spread of flames and smoke but also allowing people to be safely evacuated from the premises in the event of a fire. This means that ...

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26 07, 2021

Overview of the draft Building Safety Bill

By |2021-07-06T11:43:22+01:00July 26th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on Overview of the draft Building Safety Bill

In late 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published the draft Building Safety Bill for pre-legislative review this July (2021). This bill is intended to introduce major reforms to the safety regime in the wake of the recent Hackitt Review. Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary, recently described the bill as “a significant ...

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7 06, 2021

The benefits of BIM for fire protection services

By |2021-06-03T09:12:34+01:00June 7th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on The benefits of BIM for fire protection services

While it is wise to assume that no architect designs a building with the expectation that it will go up in flames, it is also wise for the architect to incorporate sufficient fire protection into the building in order to compensate for such a tragic scenario. It is critical, therefore, that defence mechanisms such as ...

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29 05, 2020

Implementing fire sprinklers as part of building design

By |2020-12-09T09:21:13+00:00May 29th, 2020|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on Implementing fire sprinklers as part of building design

As part of our series on MEP services and how BIM can help with that, we also want to look closer at one of our newer services - fire protection. Our fire protection services were launched in response to the fact that we have worked with many MEP contractors in the past, and have sometimes ...

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18 03, 2020

Standards for Fire Sprinkler Installation

By |2020-12-09T09:21:14+00:00March 18th, 2020|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on Standards for Fire Sprinkler Installation

Our newest service at The CAD Room is focused on fire protection services. We have experienced issues in the past trying to coordinate fire sprinkler designs which have not been completed in 3D with the other MEP services. Fire prevention is a serious subject, especially when it comes to commercial buildings, and there are many ...

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17 02, 2020

Fire Sprinkler Systems Explained

By |2020-12-09T09:21:15+00:00February 17th, 2020|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Systems Explained

We have recently introduced fire protection services here at The CAD Room, as we have completed many MEP projects in the past and so have worked closely with many fire sprinkler contractors. We have frequently found ourselves in a situation where the sprinkler system design has not been created in 3D, meaning we are unable ...

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20 01, 2020

What impact do fire sprinklers have on building design?

By |2020-12-09T09:21:15+00:00January 20th, 2020|BIM Services, Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on What impact do fire sprinklers have on building design?

Attaining a certain level of fire safety is a statutory requirement in building design - however, it is usually left up to the designer to decide what fire safety services and design features they use to achieve this. Standard fire safety guidance tends to indicate that there are concessions on other fire precautions when automatic ...

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