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November 2018

Lots to talk about...

The BRE Fire Research Conference 2018 revealed a climate of international co-operation and swathe of fire research in addressing fire safety of modern building materials and complex structures. Professor Patrick van Hees, key note speaker, opened this year’s conference. To book for the next Fire Research Conference contact conferences@bre.co.uk.

Fire door safety matters!

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) made a series of hard-hitting videos at BRE’s headquarters in Watford for Fire Door Safety Week. The purpose of Fire Door Safety Week is to highlight the importance of fire doors being fit for purpose and the need for third party certification.

BWF reported that in 2016 60% of fire doors had problems with their fire and smoke seals and over 20% had unsuitable hinges. 

CFOA conference

Stephen Howard, Director of Fire Testing & Certification at BRE, presented at the CFOA conference on the 16th October. His session covered reaction to fire testing, fire resistance testing and an update on BRE’s progress with establishing a notified body in Ireland. The day was a great success - attended by 70 Chief Fire Officers across Ireland and the UK.

International Security Expo is only a month away

A major event in the calendar, International Security Expo takes place at Olympia on the 28-29 November. 

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September 2018

LPCB attack testing International Security Expo 2018

There will be demonstrations of live physical attack testing at the LPCB Live Test Zone at Olympia London on 28-29 November. With support from LPCB certified product manufacturers, such as CLD Fencing, Heras, Lochrin Bain, Stafford Bridge Doors and Sunray, sessions will cover attack testing on enclosures, timber and steel doors and mesh and palisade fencing. The LPCB team and manufacturers will also be on hand to answer any questions. Read more

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