Concrete and Fire webinar
|Date:||Monday 05 August 2019
|Time:||12:30 - 13:30
Concrete has an excellent capacity to withstand fire as it is non-combustible and has good insulation properties. Design approaches are well established and have been successfully used to design concrete structures for fire for many decades. This webinar discusses what the Building Regulations for Fire Safety aim to achieve, how these requirements are implemented through the Approved Document B and where the approaches in the Approved Document may not meet the Regulations. The reasons why clients or designers might want to go beyond minimum fire resistance requirements are then discussed including property protection, buildings under construction, safety other than that of the occupants and insurance requirements.
The webinar will also look at the design of concrete structures for fire and how the concrete elements behave in fire including reviewing the behaviour in real fires. The behaviour will be compared to the performance of other materials whose behaviour is less well understood. The webinar will demonstrate how concrete can deliver enhanced fire protection and fire resistance for little or no additional cost.