A fire cavity barrier is a form of passive fire protection that falls under the banner of compartmentation – which refers to the ability to restrict a fire to a specific section of a building to give people more time to escape the building and...

To understand what a cavity barrier is, we must first define what we mean by a ‘cavity.’ In a home a cavity is an enclosed space usually found within a wall or enclosed by structural beams that serves no practical purpose. In an external wall a cavity can potentially function like a chimney facilitating the movement of flames, gases and smoke to other parts of the building. With cavities now understood it is important to have a clear definition of a cavity barrier.

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What is Passive Fire Protection (PFP)? When referring to PFP, we are talking about the integration of constructed elements in buildings, whose design it is to delay the spread of fire and smoke to other areas in the building. By doing this it is hoped that...

Considering that one of steel’s most defining characteristics is its fire resistant properties, notably when compared with other materials used in construction, most notably wood, you could be forgiven for imagining that steel framed buildings need not worry too much about fire protection. Unfortunately, reduced...