Smoke Control Association participates in CIBSE round table
Representing the Smoke Control Association (SCA), Ian Doncaster was recently asked to attend the recent CIBSE Round Table to discuss smoke control regulation post Grenfell.
An in-depth debate and sharing of views and experience by attendees was had on the key issues surrounding smoke control that are currently dominating the industry.
The biggest message arising was the need to preserve “The golden thread” that must run through all building projects to ensure the original fire and smoke-control strategy is preserved throughout the life of the building.
The importance of using qualified and competent engineers to design in appropriate solutions at the start, and then to ensure that they are correctly installed and commissioned before being correctly maintained over the life of the building was universally agreed.
In response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s review, the SCA has launched a certification scheme run by IFC, developed to deliver competency in fire strategy verification, system design, installation of smoke control systems, as well as service and maintenance work.
Details of SCA membership and activities can be found here.
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