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25.1.2021 Press Release Acquisition of KRID ingenieurs | brandveiligheid BV by Efectis Nederland BV. With effect from January 2021, Krid has become part of Efectis Nederland. With more than 65 years... Read more
19.1.2021 UKCA – new UK product marking After four and a half years, EU and UK negotiators in Brussels have reached a post-Brexit trade agreement. The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking is a new UK... Read more
19.1.2021 R&D fire testing of Aluminium Construction Systems Factory Multiple fire resistance tests for our esteemed customer ALUSYSTEMS (Aluminium Construction Systems Factory Co. Ltd) have been successfully carried out at our facility according to HRR (Heat Release... Read more
19.1.2021 New test standard for smoke leakage of doors The ‘one-and-a-half-times rule’: who has not been confronted with it in the smoke control door industry in the Netherlands in the last few decades? And what’s more, the... Read more
18.1.2021 Witness your testing remotely Millions of workers across the world have converted to the world of remote working for the first time ever, and workplaces will never be the same. With increasing... Read more
18.1.2021 TUCSA webinar: fire risks of non-structural building systems during earthquakes & post-earthquake situations At the 21st Structural Steel Day held on 11 November 2020, Mr. Ilker IBIK, CEO of Efectis Era Avrasya, a member of TUCSA (Turkish Structural Steel Association), addressed... Read more
18.1.2021 Cone calorimeter furnace Efectis has recently purchased additional reaction to fire testing equipment, which will complete the range of reaction to fire equipment already in operation within the Efectis group. This... Read more
18.1.2021 New test standards in 2020 Efectis is involved in the preparation of new standards issued by CEN in Brussels. In recent years we have worked hard to realize new test standards and to... Read more
18.1.2021 Main changes in the new French warehouse regulations With effect from 1 January 2021, the recently published decree 2020-1169, the order of 24 September 2020 modifying the classification of hazardous industrial installations (ICPE), and some prescriptions... Read more
18.1.2021 Fire safety review of student accommodation buildings After the Grenfell tragedy, the risk of fire spread in high-rise buildings, i.e. higher than 18 m, have become a major concern. If the requirements of the Building... Read more
18.1.2021 FSE studies for Gebze - Darıca and Fahrettin Altay-Narlıdere Kaymakamlik Metro Projects Tunnel ventilation system capacity and operation scenarios have been defined within the scope of the projects of Gebze Darıca Metro (11 stations, 15.4 km in length) and Fahrettin... Read more
18.1.2021 Fire safety of façades, a combination of factors After the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in London, many municipalities and building owners in the Netherlands are concerned with the fire safety of the façades of their... Read more
18.1.2021 News from the board At the beginning of this new year, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a healthy and happy 2021. There is no doubt that 2020 was... Read more
4.1.2021 Efectis approvals in Middle East Secure Market Access to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Jordan  Efectis is authorized to issue the mandatory Certificates of Compliance (CoCs) for the above Middle East regions... Read more
24.12.2020 Fire Safety Engineering Services: CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics One of the most crucial factors of fire safety is to predict the smoke density and emission including heat transfer at the stage of design. During fire, heat and... Read more
16.10.2020 News from the board European borders are increasingly subject to restrictions and containment measures, and other temporary expedients are being tightened daily. It is becoming more and more difficult to hold meetings... Read more
13.10.2020 Project to boost Pan-European fire safety efforts We are pleased to announce the inauguration of a European project to map the existing fire data collected across Member States and to propose meaningful data sets to... Read more
13.10.2020 UKCA - new certification mark From the 1st January 2021 a new Certification Mark will be introduced to England Scotland and Wales, the new “UKCA” mark (UK Conformity Assessment). With the UKs transition... Read more
12.10.2020 Saudi Arabia recognition Saudi Arabia has laid out targets for diversification and improving competitiveness in its Vision 2030. The long-term goals are built around main themes, which set out specific objectives... Read more
12.10.2020 Investigating the cause of a fire After a fire, building and business owners are confronted with experts who assess the damage and an insurance company that needs to investigate the cause of the fire,... Read more
12.10.2020 Pool fire tests at Efectis In 2018, Efectis purchased new testing equipment that enables full-scale hydrocarbon pool fire tests to be performed with all the required safety and confidentiality conditions. The equipment is... Read more
12.10.2020 High-quality risk assessment studies Materials, manufactured goods and construction systems are continuously improving and resulting in new technologies, discoveries and market trends. The demand for more housing to meet the global expectations... Read more
12.10.2020 Efectis supports SUM SUM (Symbiotic Urban Movement) aims to achieve a mutual and beneficial relationship between the user, the community and the environment: a symbiosis. To accelerate this vision, the team... Read more
12.10.2020 New facility for fire tests on loaded walls Efectis France laboratories have recently bought a new loading frame for its fire resistance activity. This new device enables fire tests to be performed on loaded walls up... Read more
12.10.2020 Efectis celebrates its third anniversary Efectis UK/Ireland Ltd, an innovative joint venture between Ulster University and Efectis Group, is celebrating its third anniversary this month. The company was granted UKAS accreditation at the... Read more
6.10.2020 New world-wide fire safety standard launched A global coalition of over 80 fire safety leadership organisations has today (Monday 5 October) launched a new internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings,... Read more
1.10.2020 Revision RWS test procedure for concrete tunnel linings September 1, 2020, RWS and Efectis Nederland publish the 3rd version of the test procedure. The new name, “Fire testing procedure for concrete tunnel linings and other tunnel components” provides an important... Read more
22.7.2020 News from the board In the current health crisis, the safety and protection of our employees, customers and providers remain our main priority. In compliance with the government recommendations and in accordance... Read more
16.7.2020 Efectis expands facade testing in UK Following the Grenfell tragedy and the UK government’s commitment to enhance the safety in buildings, BSI has updated the façade fire test and released a new version on... Read more
16.7.2020 Provisional Dutch facade testing and building components assessments The Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 was a wakeup call for everyone involved in fire safety and much more attention is now being paid to fire safety. It... Read more