As building costs rise, the construction sector has shifted to new lightweight materials and technologies that enhance design capabilities. Lightweight construction brings speed, efficiency and quality to the construction process, but the nature of pre-fabricated lightweight systems is such that the types of fire protection used for standard heavyweight buildings may not be suitable. Careful specification is required to ensure lightweight building systems deliver the required levels of fire protection in real fire conditions.

All in the Details: Specifying Fire Protection for Pre-fabricated Lightweight Construction takes a closer look at fire-resistant elements, such as steel protection, walls, floors and ceilings, in pre-fabricated lightweight construction and discusses the key considerations when specifying and detailing for effective fire protection. We assess the fire risk in lightweight buildings and the need for additional fire protection. We then explore the details of specifying for fire protection, covering topics such as fire resistance levels, protection for walls, floors and ceilings, and fire-stopping materials.

Promat Australia is a subsidiary of the Etex Group of companies, a global organisation with presence in more than 42 countries across all continents. Promat offers fire protection systems for all major elements of a building, including steel protection, fire-rated walls, fire-rated ceilings and floors, penetration seals and external weatherproofing. Promat systems are lightweight and often have a smaller footprint which has added benefits for the modular and prefabrication industry. The company also offers solutions for service penetrations and cavity barriers.

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