Fire and Blast Protection Seminar - 5th November 2008

Fire and blast protection is an increasingly important design consideration for specifiers, architects, insurance and risk managers involved in commercial and industrial construction projects.

Latest figures available show that in 2006 alone almost 33,000 fires at commercial properties were recorded, resulting in 37 deaths, direct financial losses of £723m and business interruption costs of £148m. The fire risks associated with industrial and manufacturing environments are considered to be even broader than those of commercial buildings, while high profile commercial and tall multi-function buildings can be considered to be terrorist targets.

Promat, a world leader in the field of fire and blast protection, is hosting a free half-day seminar at the RIBA HQ in London on the 5th November this year. The seminar aims to highlight the issues surrounding this topic and help specifiers and architects ensure the safety of buildings, and the people who live and work there.

Topics covered during the seminar include a presentation outlining the design consideration for Heathrow’s Terminal 5, the latest fire safety legislation, a RIBA certified Fire and Blast protection CPD presentation and the latest results from blast testing studies by the Home Office. The seminar will run from 12pm until 5pm on Wednesday 5th November and includes a free lunch and a RIBA certified CPD presentation.

For more information about the seminar or to register call Marion Deane on 01344 381350 or register online at

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