The first fire safety issue to which our ancestors paid serious attention was the fire behavior of building materials. This is amply demonstrated by urban regulations for roofing and exterior wall materials in the late Middle Ages.
Together with the building inventory, building materials are liable to feed a fire. The fire resistance of building materials is of paramount importance in the potential fire development, especially where the inventory is located in only a small number of places or in limited quantities. Therefore every country has a set of requirements for the fire behavior of building materials, but because of the enormous variety of building materials the assessment of that behavior is based partly on good engineering judgment.
Efectis has the knowledge and experience to help building owners, product manufacturers, and authorities choose the most appropriate building materials, measure their performance and determine their impact on the fire safety of buildings. In this way Efectis supports users in selecting, applying and using the building materials that best suit their needs.
- Determination of reaction to fire performance of products and materials by means of a large range of tests and classification systems
- Determination of fire resistance performance of products and materials by means of a large range of tests and classification systems
- Assessment or estimate of the performance of materials in existing buildings or applications.
- Determination of representative fire development scenarios based on a material’s behavior.