New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse kept safe with FFE’s beam smoke detectors

Four Fireray 5000 detectors installed in new state-of-the-art building To ensure optimum fire detection in its large atrium, the impressive new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse has installed four Fireray beam smoke detectors from FFE. The units were commissioned and installed by SimplexGrinnell. “Because the atrium is so high, conventional smoke detectors were not suitable for this installation,” commented Managing Director…

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National survey shows worryingly low awareness of fire door safety

A major survey of 2,000 UK adults in support of Fire Door Safety Week, 25 September – 1 October, has shown an alarming lack of general public awareness of the essential role of fire doors, which are a legal requirement in all commercial, public and multi-occupancy buildings. The research, carried out by IronmongeryDirect which supplies fire door hardware and accessories,…

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Key associations backing Fire Safety North

Fire Safety North makes its debut at EventCity Manchester on 10-11 October and is being supported by a number of key associations in the fire sector. Fire Safety North is the ideal place to network with like-minded professionals and to share best practice. The event is being supported by key industry associations the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM), Association for Specialist…

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Kentec’s arrival at Bergen’s new airport terminal

A new life safety system based around Kentec’s Syncro XT+ addressable extinguishing control panel technology is being installed in the new 4 billion Kroner (Euro 407m) terminal at Norway’s Bergen Flesland International Airport. Bergen Flesland’s new terminal will treble the airport’s capacity and will include a new dedicated train line connecting Flesland to Bergen city centre. The terminal building itself will be scalable, featuring all core functions, including check-in, baggage, storage systems, security control, and…

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GBE Appointed at New U.S. Embassy in London

GBE were appointed by Main Contractor BL Harbert International, to carry out the installation of the Fire Alarm System to the new U.S. Embassy in London, the U.S. Government’s UK headquarters. The 4.9-acre brownfield site, located in the rapidly developing area of Nine Elms on the South bank of the Thames, is situated between Vauxhall and Battersea. Sir Robert McAlpine…

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Kentec protects top Cambridge biolab facility

A new life safety system based around Kentec’s Syncro fire alarm control panel technology has been installed at a new biology laboratory facility – part of the Babraham Research Campus Cambridge, considered to be the UK’s leading campus that supports early-stage bioscience enterprise. The more integrated research environment provided by the new buildings will bring the Institute’s computational biologists into closer proximity with the established programmes developing bioscience therapies and…

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BIM takes protection to another level

The growing use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming significant with central government requiring the use of it on all of its projects. Here, Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) tracks the relevance and benefits of BIM for protection of complex modern steel structures. The level of protection afforded on any…

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The smarter way to hold open fire doors

Based in County Durham, the manufacturers of the Agrippa fire door holder and closer launched the wire-free range at the International Trade Show, Firex. Three years on, sales of the Agrippa devices have gone from strength to strength. Here we look at what makes them stand out from the rest. Until now, the reliability of wire-free fire door holding and…

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Chubb Protects New £450 Million University Campus

Chubb Fire & Security Limited has won a competitive tender to protect students, staff and property from fire by supplying thousands of portable fire extinguishers to Swansea University’s new £450 million Bay Campus. Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new campus, a…

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