NBS HAS ENTERED into a partnership agreement with the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) to ensure the accuracy and quality of specifications relating to passive fire protection.
ASFP is the specialist body for passive fire protection and the design and installation of fire protection products. The agreement allows NBS to publish references to and extracts from ASFP Technical Guidance in NBS products and services, and to provide ASFP with extracts of NBS content for peer review.
It will help support architects, designers and specifiers in developing specifications for passive fire protection products and systems. It gives access to further guidance and technical content, helping them to produce accurate and structured specifications. It will also assist passive fire protection manufacturers to provide product information and technical data in an appropriate and structured format.
Commenting on the partnership, ASFP CEO, Steve Davies, said: “One of the ASFP’s key aims is to raise the standards and improve the quality of passive fire protection products and installations. This new partnership with NBS offers us the opportunity to influence the way in which passive fire protection products are specified and to improve understanding throughout the construction sector of the properties and performance of these key life safety products.
“We look forward to working with NBS to raise awareness so that passive fire protection will be considered much earlier in the construction process. By sharing our technical expertise and best practice guidance we hope to promote the correct design, specification and installation of passive fire protection products and systems.”
Richard Waterhouse from NBS commented that fire safety had never been more important. He says the agreement will help users looking to specify passive fire protection products as well as manufacturers who want to provide data in a format that architects and specifiers can easily obtain.