Fire and blast protection is an increasingly important design consideration for
specifiers, architects, insurance and risk managers involved in commercial and
industrial construction projects. Latest figures available show that in 2006 alone
almost 33,000 fires at commercial properties were recorded, resulting in 37 deaths,
direct financial losses of £723m and business interruption costs of £148m.
The fire risks associated with industrial and manufacturing environments are
considered to be even broader than those of commercial buildings, while high profile
commercial and tall multi-function buildings can be considered to be terrorist
Promat, a world leader in the field of fire and blast protection, is hosting a free
half-day seminar at the RIBA HQ in London on the 5th November this year.
The seminar aims to highlight the issues surrounding this topic and help specifiers
and architects ensure the safety of buildings, and the people who live and work there.
Topics covered during the seminar include a presentation outlining the design
consideration for Heathrow’s Terminal 5, the latest fire safety legislation, a RIBA
certified Fire and Blast protection CPD presentation and the latest results from blast
testing studies by the Home Office.
The seminar will run from 12pm until 5pm on Wednesday 5th November and includes
a free lunch and a RIBA certified CPD presentation.