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30.1.2020 The International Fire Safety Standards for fire safety in buildings The International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) coalition is a group of professional and not-for-profit organisations responsible for researching, developing, publicising and implementing IFSS globally for the construction and real-estate... Read more
25.11.2019 News from the board Dear reader, The construction sector is changing significantly. More and more risks concerning the built environment are being discussed, legislations amended, and requirements tightened. In the Netherlands a... Read more
25.11.2019 Full-scale fire tests for assessment of high-pressure water mist system for data centre protection This summer Efectis conducted a full-scale fire test campaign to assess a high-pressure water mist system developed by the company MARIOFF France for use in data centres. A... Read more
25.11.2019 New equipment on reaction to fire according to EN ISO 1716 at Efectis Netherlands As mentioned before, the determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value) is now in operation. The test method is part of the EN 13501-1 to realise... Read more
25.11.2019 Efectis Era Avrasya - Allianz cooperation: Allianz Teknik Earthquake fire Test and Training Center Allianz Teknik Earthquake and Fire Testing and Training Center started operating on 15 October 2019 at the Turkish-German University campus in Beykoz, Istanbul. Efectis Era Avrasya provided the... Read more
25.11.2019 New French legislation for building refurbishments The Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 has raised government awareness beyond the borders of the UK. To avoid a similar situation in France, the French government decided... Read more
25.11.2019 Fire investigation To find the cause of a fire is a challenging task. Fire destroys evidence and firefighting efforts may disturb the remaining evidence. Sometimes, locating the area of origin... Read more
25.11.2019 In-situ smoke tests: a supplementary tool to evaluate safety level With its great experience in fire safety laboratories, Efectis has conducted in-situ smoke tests for several years through its OutLabs & Ventilation team. The purpose of these tests... Read more
25.11.2019 Fire Safety at the heart of the CFC Tower in Casablanca Morocco has a 27-storey main office tower located on the Anfa financial site in Casablanca.Several actors of the project relied on the skills and expertise of Efectis to... Read more
3.7.2019 Dear customers, stakeholders and partners As I write to you, a fire has just occurred in Paris with three fatalities and twenty-seven injuries. Our thoughts go to the families of those concerned! During... Read more
3.7.2019 PV panels: are they sufficiently fireproof? The need for alternative energy is becoming increasingly urgent, so the market for photovoltaic (PV) elements is increasing too. The emergence of PV systems also gives rise to... Read more
3.7.2019 COFRAC accreditation for Efectis France Efectis France has applied for COFRAC accreditation for the development of the reaction to fire test. COFRAC accreditation makes it possible for labs to develop their skills and... Read more