Exova considers the challenges of upgrading passive fire protection measures in historic buildings at Fire Sector Summit
A workshop on achieving non-obtrusive, yet effective passive fire protection in heritage buildings, co-presented by Exova Warringtonfire, will kick off a series of heritage-themed presentations at this year’s Fire Sector Summit at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on October 18th. As well as an exhibiting at the event on Mon 17th and Tue 18th October.
The workshop, which is held on Tue 18th October, will be led by an expert panel, using examples from real-life situations to discuss the challenges of upgrading fire performance standards, while preserving the authenticity of buildings. The discussion will also detail how a sympathetic yet effective approach can be applied to heritage buildings, while considering the importance of commercially viable solutions.
Fire and Emergency Planning Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces Terry Crowdy, will discuss the technical and moral challenges faced in improving passive fire protection in William the Conqueror’s Tower of London, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site that has stood guard over London for 900 years.
Niall Rowan, Technical Officer at the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, will demonstrate that historic buildings can still meet modern day requirements. He will also discuss some of the techniques which can be used to ensure that upgrading work succeeds in meeting the performance required, without compromising the original character of the building.
And workshop chair Ross Newman, Principal Technical Officer at Exova Warringtonfire, will discuss the role third party certification plays in ensuring that passive fire protection products are installed and maintained correctly.
Speaking about the event, Ross commented: “Upgrading passive fire protection measures in historic buildings can present some unique challenges and this workshop will provoke an interesting discussion about how these challenges can be overcome without compromising the architectural integrity of the building”.
The event will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday 18 October at the Royal College of Surgeons London.
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