BM TRADA welcomes GGF support for FIREX 2015

Posted on 11/05/2015

BM TRADA has welcomed support from the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) for its passive fire protection demonstration zone at this year’s Firex International at London Excel 16-18 June. 

The 80m² passive fire protection demonstration zone (C165) forms the focus of BM TRADA’s activities at the event and offers visitors the opportunity to see for themselves the benefits of effective passive fire protection.
Featuring a range of interactive exhibits, including a full-size corridor and suspended ceiling simulation, the zone will demonstrate best practice specification and installation of passive fire protection measures including fire doors, fire-resistant glazing, service pipes, cables, light switches and downlighters.

As co-sponsor of the zone, the GGF will be explaining how fire-resistant glazed systems form an essential built-in element in all types of buildings. GGF experts will be on hand to offer technical advice and support to visitors and describe the GGF’s ongoing Fire Safety Campaign to Government, which emphasises the vital importance of why fire resistant glazing should be installed in all public buildings.

Graham Edwards, BM TRADA Head of Group Marketing commented:

“We are delighted the GGF is supporting our programme at FIREX. Both organisations have a lot to offer on fire safety and our planned activities should appeal to a wide audience from a variety of professions in both the private and public sector. It promises to be a very busy show and with the GGF on board we intend to achieve our shared broad objective, to provide invaluable guidance and advice for anyone responsible for fire protection measures.”    

BM TRADA will be offering regular tours of its passive fire protection demonstration zone, which will include full size display models of a charred fire door and a glazing system, as well as burnt pipes and cables, all of which will clearly demonstrate how passive fire protection measures work to prevent the spread of fire.

Visitors will also be able to watch a series of short time-lapse films of a fire resistance test on a pair of doors, a glazing system and pipes and cables, which will clearly demonstrate the importance of good installation and which will dramatically demonstrate the difference in performance of correctly and incorrectly specified and installed door, glass and fire stopping components.

Giles Willson, GGF Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Technical Affairs commented:

“We are delighted to support BM TRADA’s activities at FIREX with our technical support, literature and of course promotion to architects, specifiers and building facilities managers. It is very positive that the importance of Fire Resistant Glazing will be highlighted at this high profile exhibition.” 

All visitors to the BM TRADA stand will be offered free copies (normal retail value £200) of the GGF’s unrivalled expert publications, “A Guide to Best Practice in the Specification and Use of Fire-Resistant Glazed Systems” and “The Standard for: The Specification, Supply and Installation of Fire-Resistant Barriers containing Glass.” In addition, the GGF will be highlighting its unique Fire Resistant Glazing Training courses for installers UK-wide.

For further information or to register, visit the Firex International website. 
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BM TRADA has welcomed support from the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) for its passive fire protection demonstration zone at this year’s Firex International at London Excel 16-18 June.