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  • An Alternative to Enclosing the Kitchen

    An open plan flat In the latest BS 9991 guidance on open plan flats, there is a maximum size of an open plan flat before the kitchen needs to be enclosed. The implication of this change is any open plan flats larger than this size, would now need the kitchen to be separated from the...

  • Timber Frame Construction

    With cost and sustainability being some of the key targets in the construction industry, it’s no surprise that timber frame construction is becoming increasingly popular.  For some companies it’s the preferred method of build and it’s easy to see why when it’s cheaper to build with and faster to construct, due to the lower impact...

  • Winning Tenders

    Whether you’re an architect or a contractor developing a tender, you’ll want to ensure your bid ‘stands out from the crowd’ to win the project. On one hand, as the project is at tender stage, you might want to keep down the cost of developing your bid to minimise your losses if you’re unsuccessful.  But, on the other...

  • External Fire Spread to and from Neighbouring Buildings

    External Fire Spread to and from Neighbouring Buildings In a recent incident in China, two adjacent towers (16 storeys high) were engulfed in flames within seconds after the outbreak of the fire in one of the towers. Despite great efforts by the fire service, who spent two hours putting out the fire, unfortunately there were two fatalities and...

  • Extended Travel Distance in a Fire – How Far is Too Far?

    The guidance of Approved Document B (AD B) provides general recommendations for all types of buildings and you are deemed to have met the requirements for Fire Safety of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations if you have followed these recommendations. Consequently the conditions experienced in a fire situation in a building which has been designed to...

  • Enclosed Car Park Smoke and Exhaust Gas Ventilation System

    In the UK, enclosed car parks have to be provided with a smoke clearance system to achieve 10 air changes an hour (in fire condition) and a daily air ventilation system to achieve 6 air changes an hour (ach). This can be achieved by one ventilation system operating at different loads. Although the standard guidance recommends...

  • Applications for the BEng Graduate position are now closed

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  • VACANCY – Fire Engineer / Graduate BEng

    Job Description Are you a recent graduate looking for fast career progression in the exciting discipline of Fire Engineering? Innovation Fire Engineering are an established independent fire engineering specialist. We are a small, expanding consultancy and have a new opportunity in our Leeds office for a graduate with a BEng in the following relevant discipline:...

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