Fire Requirements For External Walls and Facades CPD for Architects
As part of a suite of CPD topics for architects offered by ASKIN Peformance Panels (as outlined in previous articles; Insulated Panel Roof Systems: Delivering A Complete Solution, Passivhaus Design Principles In Commercial Construction, Askin Performance Panels Updates Thermal CPD for Architects), this particular CPD for architects is called ‘Fire Requirements For External Walls and Facades’. A duration of one hour and one formal CPD point upon completion.
Adam Shannon from ASKIN Performance Panels summarises this CPD presentation “Designed for architects to provide a valuable insight into the compliance pathway for multi layered continuous insulation materials and their overall benefits in the design.”
A highly critical area of the NCC is the fire performance characteristics of the external building envelope. Understanding the importance of identifying suitable materials that are fit for purpose will ultimately highlight a shift in design methodologies. Non-combustible materials require rigorous testing and understanding in order to be deemed compliant for use.