Mobility Scooter Fire Experiments

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Burn Hall, experiments, Fire, Health and Safety, homes, News, Research, Research Partnerships, testing, Testing/Certification, Video|Tags: |

Lewisham Homes has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, BRE and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) to carry out tests to examine how effective residential sprinkler systems are on mobility scooter fires. Steve Kilden, Fire Safety Advisor for Lewisham Homes said: ‘A growing number of residents need to use mobility scooters.  Because of this [...]

BRE introduces new test programme and guidance for low carbon cements

May 24th, 2016|Categories: cement, Concrete, Low Carbon, Materials, News, Testing/Certification|Tags: |

BRE is now offering testing services related to new performance standard PAS 8820, which has been developed for manufacturers, specifiers and designers of concrete containing alkali-activated cementitious material (ACCM*). Designed to encourage the use of AACMs in the construction industry because of their low carbon and improved fire resistance properties and resistance to chemicals and other [...]

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