As the Australian construction industry continues to expand, the multi-level apartment sector is demonstrating particularly marked growth. The effects of this burgeoning market are widespread, and encompass both significant innovation and new challenges. The question of fire rating multi-residential apartments has been the subject of intense scrutiny in the wake of several high-profile tower fires around the world, and is made more complex by changing construction practices and trends.

In their new whitepaper, Compliance out of the box: Eliminating risk in passive fire protection, fire protection experts BOSS explore the new technologies that are making fire rating quicker and easier to achieve than ever, and are eliminating the risk entailed by passive fire protection. 

The whitepaper begins by clearly setting forth the complications of subtrades being responsible for passive fire rating their own penetrations, namely installation error and difficult installation contexts. It then explores the way that the Australian industry has responded to these complications, before presenting innovative ways of meeting passive fire protection requirements.

BOSS Fire are Australia and New Zealand’s foremost specialists in passive fire protection. Driven by a strong focus on product performance and desire to reduce overall installed costs, BOSS fire continues to innovative in the fields of intumescent technology and the passive fire protection of services. In 2017, the outstanding fire protection performance of the BOSS FyreBox™ was recognised by the Innovative Product of the Year Award at the Australian Construction Awards.

To understand the key barriers to achieving fire ratings on large buildings in today’s complex construction climate and how best to overcome these, download Compliance out of the box: Eliminating risk in passive fire protection