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Fabsec Firebeam license available to design engineers

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Fabsec cellular beam designer has announced that its Firebeam (FBEAM) Software is now available to all design engineers.

Designing plate girders for the fire condition is an established regime within FBEAM that has been used for many years by the Fabsec technical team. Fabsec said this new development will enable engineers to ensure their designs are not only structurally efficient, but also achieve the required structural fire resistance period. FBEAM can engineer the beams to suit the user specified fire durations in 15 minute increments up to 120 minutes.

The introduction of the Government’s new Fire and Safety Acts will increase responsibilities and legal obligations that designers and specifiers of buildings will need to be cognisant of, along with the potential impact it may have on their liability.

Fabsec said that to help customers meet these changes it has broadened the scope of design features available within FBEAM. A cellular beam designed within FBEAM, which is procured from a licenced FBEAM fabricator and is coated in Sherwin Williams low VOC FIRETEX intumescent products, provides a fully warrantied system to help meet these obligations.

Fabsec FBEAM software can be downloaded in the UK from

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