FSi Promat introduces specification packs for early passive fire protection design

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Introducing specification packs for early fire protection design

FSi Promat has unveiled new specification packs aimed at assisting architects, fire engineers, and specifiers in selecting the appropriate fire stopping solutions for their building projects from the initial stages of design.

This strategic initiative is geared towards ensuring that projects are completed both on time and within budget constraints.

The specification packs provide immediate access to comprehensive information necessary for accurately specifying fire stopping products and systems during the design phase.

Contents of the specification packs

The specification packs are comprehensive, comprising technical guidance, support documents, typical project details, diagrams for installations, and configurations for tested solutions.

They are designed to include everything needed when specifying fire stopping systems.

Notably, the technical documents offer spacing guidance to maintain the correct distance between services and openings in walls and ceilings, crucial for both single and multi-service penetrations.

Furthermore, these packs contain information on accommodating movement at the deflection head, essential for maintaining compartment integrity.

Aim and support offered by FSi Promat

With the introduction of these specification packs, FSi Promat aims to elevate the level of support offered to projects at their inception.

John Gardner, National Specification Manager at FSi Promat, who has collaborated with the technical team to develop these packs, emphasized their role in simplifying the early specification of passive fire protection.

He highlighted the importance of providing detailed information early on, especially in light of the Building Safety Act and the concept of the golden thread.

Gardner stated: “Access to detailed information is more important than ever before with the introduction of the Building Safety Act and the golden thread.

“By introducing specification packs, FSi Promat has two objectives: To support the early specification of passive fire protection, but also to provide the information needed for the golden thread at an early stage, ensuring our customers have everything they need at their fingertips.

“Specifying passive fire protection can be complex, especially where there is an additional challenge, such as an unusual application, and giving as much information and guidance as possible is the best way to support accurate specification to ensure projects run on time and are compliant.

“FSi Promat is known for its technical support and that will continue – but the specification packs will enable us to provide an additional level of depth to the support we offer, covering all bases and helping customers to apply our specialist knowledge to their project easily.”

IFSJ Comment

The initiative by FSi Promat to launch specification packs for the early stages of fire protection design is a timely and pragmatic response to the complexities of specifying passive fire protection in building projects.

By streamlining the process and providing in-depth, easily accessible information, these packs not only aim to facilitate compliance with safety regulations but also contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of project management.

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