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What is Fire Resistance? | Part One - Standards and legislation

Posted by LWF: 18/12/2013 11:57

The fire resistance requirements for a design are an essential part of the work of Fire Engineers.  In the fire industry, fire resistance for building design is defined as the minimum period over which a component or the construction of a building can withstand a standard time/temperature curve fire. The standard time/temperature curve fire was established in 19171 and specified within BS, ISO and ASTM documents. In order to define the standard temperature curve fire,...

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Heritage Buildings Pt 2 | Fire Engineering Solutions

Posted by LWF: 10/12/2013 12:38

In last week’s blog article, we looked at how historical buildings can suffer architecturally and aesthetically from the installation of modern fire protection equipment. This week, we examine examples of heritage buildings that have undergone fire engineering solutions, which have dealt with fire protection in an effective way while being substantially less disruptive to the build itself.Open Stair in Grade 1 Listed BuildingOn a recent project, Lawrence Webster Forrest was appointed as the...

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Heritage Buildings Pt 1 | Sympathetic fire protection

Posted by LWF: 04/12/2013 11:01

Heritage buildings are an integral part of our culture and our history and, as such, it is vital that we take care of these precious buildings. In the past, many lessons have been learnt where serious fires in historic structures have occurred; the fires at Hampton Court (1986), Windsor Castle (1992) and Cutty Sark (2007) are examples of some of the highest profile heritage fires in the UK in recent years. The total damage of...

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling - A Fire Engineering Approach

Posted by LWF: 26/11/2013 11:22

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a tool widely used by fire safety engineers, working with architects and designers, to demonstrate that the proposed building design achieves adequate fire and evacuation safety, in accordance with the Building Regulations.CFD is one of the branches of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows. The first use of Computational Fluid Dynamics models to solve fire related problems can...

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ASET vs RSET Part Two| Timings of Required Safe Egress Time

Posted by LWF: 18/11/2013 17:33

In our last blog article, we looked at ASET (Available Safe Egress Time) and how this can be manipulated to your advantage using Fire Safety Engineering. Now, we will look at the Required Safe Egress Time (RSET) in order to determine exit strategy safety for your build, and compare the two results.Required Safe Egress TimeWhen quantifying the RSET, three components must be considered:• detection time• pre-movement time•

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Training for Staff - Part 84

    In LWFs blog series for healthcare professionals, our aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 83, LWF began look at those roles in a healthcare environment which might have special responsibilities in case of a fire and while it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list which applies to all, those staff who will be expected to assist in patient evacuation were...

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  • Fire Safety for Facilities Management Personnel - Fire Safety Legislation - Part 2

    Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF) is a specialist fire engineering and fire risk management consultancy whose aim is to give information on best practice in fire safety for facilities management personnel through this blog series. In part 1, we began an overview of the history of fire safety legislation, which we continue in part 2.In the last blog, it was ascertained that following a fire disaster, it is common to see changes in legislation with...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Provision of Firefighting Shafts - Part 50

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been discussing firefighting and what provisions must be made for firefighting activities in a building. In part 49, we examined some of the criteria given in different guidance documents and in particular, how it is recommended that a firefighting lobby should be used as access to the accommodation from a firefighting lift or stair as a single fire...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Training for Staff - Part 83

    In LWFs blog series for healthcare professionals, our aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 82, LWF looked at what elements make up an effective fire safety training policy. In part 83, we begin by discussing the use of e-learning as a tool in fire safety training, before looking at training for staff with special responsibilities.E-learning, or learning which is undertaken on...

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  • Fire Safety for Facilities Management Personnel - Fire Safety Legislation - Part 1

    Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF) is a specialist fire engineering and fire risk management consultancy whose aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety for facilities management personnel through this blog series. In part 1, we begin with an overview of the history of fire safety legislation.While it is true that most fire safety legislation is written with the aim of averting fires, it is also the case that much of it...

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Case Studies

Brentwood Town Hall Redevelopment
The redevelopment of Brentwood Town Hall included renovating the existing five storey property to provide police and council offices, a community hub and lettable office space across the basement, gro...

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General Bulletins

Fire - The External Risk
When we consider fire safety, our focus is normally from within, what can we do to prevent the occurrence of fire and how we can limit its damage.  Whilst this is the correct stance to take, we m...

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Technical Bulletins

Evacuation Modelling - Factor in Human Behaviour
Evacuation of buildings can be analyzed in different ways. Approved Document B (ADB) which provides guidance on meeting the requirements of the England and Wales Building Regulations with regard to fi...

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