A reporter informs CROSS that decking boards formed of a composite material contributed to external fire development in a block of flats and rendered the means of escape and firefighting access unusable.
The CROSS-UK Fire Safety Expert Panel share their views about the interpretation and application of the Building Act 1984 with regards to the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in multi-storey buildings.
Two reports have been received concerning fire compartmentation detailing issues; one on the incorrect installation of fire batts and the other on the incorrect use of intumescent material.
In the current climate emergency and the race to achieve zero emissions, we must ensure our structures remain safe as we develop and implement any climate-motivated innovation or change of approach.
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