Fire resistance included as standard


With the final report on building regulations and fire safety due
soon, Peter Barker argues the importance of passive protection

Incorporating the correct passive fire protection in the buildings in which we live and work should not just be viewed as a building regulation requirement. It is something that should be considered fundamental to constructing buildings that are capable of safeguarding people’s lives and property....

Author Bio: Peter Barker is a Fire Safety Engineering Manager and Team Leader in the engineering and technical evaluation/assurance department at International Fire Consultants Ltd (IFC), part of the IFC Group of companies. As an independent fire safety expert in the UK and internationally, Peter has focused on passive fire protection. At IFC and in his previous role at a leading UKAS accredited fire testing laboratory, Peter continues to help raise industry standards, and drive best practice.

Peter is an active member of various committees within BSI and CEN, helping to develop national and international standards and codes of practice. Over the last two decades Peter has provided training, engineering assessments and overseen site inspections and testing of fire resisting elements of construction, across a diverse range of industry sectors; from Transport, Education and Healthcare, to Heritage sites, Nuclear Energy and Defence.

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Last Updated: 04/05/2018