A new method for assessment and classification of the fire performance of facades is under development in Europe.
A first project was launched in 2016, financed by the European Commission, which presented two proposals on assessment methods. These proposals were both based on the current German and British methods DIN 4102-20 and BS 8414. After the finalisation of the project, the European Commission decided to move on with one of the proposed methods, where DIN 4102-20 and BS 8414 merge into one method.
A second project started at the beginning of 2020. The aim is now to finetune the assessment method. The project thus defines items to ensure the method’s robustness regarding repeatability and reproducibility. The project also makes sure that the method maintains the safety level at about the same level as at present.
In our upcoming webinar titled “Assessment of the fire performance of facades in the future”, Lars Boström (RISE), leader of the consortium working on the European project, will present the progress made on the tasks and highlight further work that would need to be undertaken but is so far outside of the project’s scope.
Join us on October 13, 2020, from 11:00 to 11:30 CEST for some insights on the finalisation of the European approach to assess the fire performance of facades.
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This webinar is hosted by the Facades Advisory Panel of the European Fire Safety Community.
The Facades Advisory Panel is a high-level group which brings together Fire Safe Europe Community Members to work on the topic of facades fire safety. Its objectives are to:
- Discuss the latest evolutions on facades;
- Compare regulations and standards;
- Exchange views on new technologies;
- Be informed of the European Commission’s Fire Information Exchange Platform work on facades;
- Get regular updates on the development of a European approach to assess the fire performance of facades.
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