Presented by Promat Australia
August 27th, 2021
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For a range of reasons – including its durability, design flexibility, speed of construction, and resistance to rust, rot, and degradation – steel-framed construction has emerged as a popular construction method. Its prevalence in large-scale, multi-storey projects continues to grow.
However, as several fires over the past decade or so attest, the stakes are high when it comes to projects of this type, and care must be taken when constructing them. Though, in most of these cases, the use of non-compliant aluminium composite cladding has been cited as the cause of fire, other materials (including structural steel) also pose a fire threat.
When specifying steel framed systems, it is important to always be alert to its fire risks and to know when and how to incorporate fire protection systems – including spray-applied vermiculite sprays, board encasement systems, and intumescent coatings – to minimize these threats.
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Peter Butler, Head of Technical Services and Knowledge Share, Promat Australia
Peter Butler has over 20 years experience at Promat Australia. Part of the global Etex Group, Promat is a worldwide producer of fire protective boards made from calcium silicate, intumescent paints, mortars, fire glazing, fire stopping and a wide variety of products for high performance insulation in industry, transport and energetics.
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