Upping the ante on fire safety

The GGF says that it is aiming to ‘up the ante’ on fire safety within the construction industry, by raising greater awareness of best practice within fire-resistant glazing and increasing its presence with live exhibits at the Firex show, taking place from 19-21 June at London’s Excel.

At Firex, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that it will be underlining the principles of fire resistant glazing; and why building contractors, designers, architects and specifiers should ensure they are using experienced qualified companies, by using GGF members to carry out the supply and installation of fire resistant glazing.

Steve Bond, chairman of FRGG, added: “The subject of fire-resistance within construction has been a highly focused topic. As the leading voice of the industry, this is a great opportunity for the GGF to assist in identifying the use of fire resistant glazing. The exhibits at the stand will display the before and after effects of a fire. There will also be an exhibit from an actual fire event showing how the glass will function in such a situation.”

At Firex, the GGF is aiming to launch a newly revised edition of ‘A Guide to Best Practice in the Specification and Use of Fire-Resistant Glazed Systems’; which clarifies the key elements associated with achieving a fire-resistance performance from a glazed system.

The GGF will also be giving away a free hard copy of the amended Fire Resistant Glazing Guide (RRP £150) to the first 20 visitors to the GGF stand (A475) at the show.

In addition, there will be a video presentation showcasing how fire-resistant glazing is installed properly and can provide valuable protection in the event of a fire.

GGF technical officer, Adrian Blaydon, will also be delivering a presentation on ‘Fire-rated Glazing – Getting It Right, Getting it Wrong’ which highlights the importance of fire resistant glazing and how glass plays its part in the fire safety strategy of a building. The presentation takes place at Firex on Wednesday 20 June at 4.30pm.

Adrian commented: “I am looking forward to presenting the benefits and importance of fire resistant glazing at Firex. As well as the presentation, the GGF technical team will be on hand at the event and will answer technical questions regarding the performance of fire resistant glazing systems.”

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