Latest steel construction webinar now online
The Fire and Steel Construction webinar held on 12 March is now available as an online CPD here
The webinar is presented by the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s John Dowling and the topics covered include: The legislative background to fire precautions in buildings; types of structural fire protection, trends, costs, advantages and disadvantages; fire testing; an introduction to structural fire engineering as well as a summary of relevant case studies.
The aim of this webinar is to give designers an overview of what fire protection materials are available, their costs and pros and cons.
The UK steel construction sector benefits from the presence of a competitive structural fire protection industry, which has resulted in reduced costs and a steady supply of cost effective and innovative products.
“This has been complemented over the past two decades by a rise in the use of structural fire engineering, a development which has provided designers with an alternative to the restrictions provided by prescriptive approaches. Both of these have contributed to significant improvements in building economics and efficiency,” said Mr Dowling.