The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) was
formed in 1975 in recognition of a need to bring together passive fire
protection manufacturers, contractors and testing/certification bodies to
encourage, develop and give guidance on essential standards in passive fire protection.
The Association reflects a diversity of expertise in the fields of fire stopping, fire resisting ducting, fire dampers, fire resisting partitions and all elements used for compartmentation.
For forty years, the ASFP has either taken the lead or maintained a significant input into developing the vast majority of guidance and standards that exist today across the whole spectrum of the passive fire protection sector.
In recent years, the ASFP has progressively broadened its membership and remit to reflect and respond to the significant changes and challenges that are taking place at many levels within the fire sector and the built environment in terms of technical innovation, regulatory direction, the changing political dimension, evolving commercial forces and geographic expansion of the industry.
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be welcoming visitors to the ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone; which brings together in one location a number of ASFP member companies, representing a cross section of the passive fire protection sector.
The Zone will allow visitors to gain a greater understanding of the essential role of passive fire protection within today's built environment and offers advice for all involved from designers, specifiers and contractors, to building owners, risk assessors and facilities managers. It will encourage greater cooperation at every stage of the design and build process and throughout the life of a building.
Visitors to the ASFP stand (D50) will be able to test their skills on the ASFP Wall of Fire. Aimed at explaining the vital role of compartmentation in restricting the spread of fire and smoke, the ASFP Wall of Fire will feature a number of potential compartmentation breaches. Provided with a range of passive fire protection solutions, visitors will be asked to place each correctly to prevent fire from spreading. As well as improving their passive fire protection knowledge, visitors will compete to win a bottle of champagne.
The ASFP will be showcasing its range of services, from publications and videos to technical advice, seminars, training and member support. Representatives from ASFP member companies will be on hand throughout the Zone to address visitors' specific questions and concerns relating to the specification, installation, inspection and management of passive fire protection.
The ASFP will also be holding seminar session in the Firex Expertise & Guidance Theatre from 11-12.50 on Wednesday 21 June 2017. The seminar will provide an update on the ASFP's work to develop a new construction strategy aimed at ensuring installed fire protection measures within the modern built environment are fit for purpose.
With fragmentation within the construction design and build process identified as a key factor in preventing the correct specification and installation of passive fire protection, the ASFP has brought together as expert panel to develop an industry wide framework to address these issues. Speakers from the key disciplines to include an architect, Tier One contractor, passive fire protection manufacturer, passive fire protection installer, building owner/Facilities manager will discuss the potential impact of the strategy on their work and take questions from the floor.
For further information on the ASFP visit www.asfp.org.uk