Modern buildings seek to maximise the inherent properties of the materials used, however, the provision of fire safety often requires those materials to be upgraded to meet the fire resistant time periods specified within the appropriate codes or regulations. The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has responded to specific concerns identified by the industry and offered appropriate guidance.
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released a suite of new Advisory Notes which offer guidance on the fire protection of structural steel.
The four new Advisory notes address specific concerns identified by industry;
ASFP Advisory Note 18: ASFP Position on Installing Partitioning to the Underside of Structural Steel Sections Coated with a Reactive Fire Protection System
ASFP Advisory Note 19: ASFP Position on the Use of Critical Steel Temperatures above 650°C
ASFP Advisory Note 20: ASFP Position on Portal Frame Buildings
ASFP Advisory Note 21: ASFP Position on Coatback with Respect to Unprotected Secondary Beams Fixed to Protected Primary Beams