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Life Safety and Passive Fire Protection

Fire safety is a major concern for all who are responsible for the design and maintenance of buildings. The causes of fire are varied and unpredictable, however, what can be controlled is the spread of fire once it has started.

Fri 20 Apr 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
RICS, 3rd floor, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD

Learning aims

  • Understand the importance of passive fire protection and the different fire stopping systems.
  • Define fire compartment and compartmentation.
  • How to restore the integrity of compartments that have been breached by services and other openings.
  • What are the relevant Building Regulations and the different fire system tests.
  • Review some of the most common industry myths and misconceptions on firestop solutions.
  • How not to firestop: a list of bad design practices and a case study showing the consequences.


Novus work closely with market-leading fire protection product manufacturers such as "Hilti" and are proud to have been awarded their "Approved Contractor" status for passive fire protection. This places us as one of only 11 UK-accredited Passive Installer contractors and confirms our highly skilled installation teams are fully conversant with product application and installation for all passive fire protection works.

Novus is a uniquely placed Refurbishment and Building Maintenance Contractor within the Scottish marketplace, able to offer a local point of contact with regional coverage from our 4 offices in Scotland, whilst having the added capability of delivering national contracts in conjunction with our 20+ Southern offices.


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