Pyroguard, the global provider of fire safety glass solutions and part of the Technical Fire Safety Group, is pleased to introduce its latest RIBA approved CPD for the fire safety sector: ‘Fire safety glazing – a system not a product!’

Aimed at architects and specifiers, Pyroguard’s new CPD has been developed to help raise awareness of the role of and types of fire safety glass available, while educating the industry on the various factors to consider when specifying a suitable fire safety glass system.

As well as explaining more about the role of fire safety glass and the part it can play in a building’s passive fire protection strategy, the CPD provides information on the three different classifications (E, EW and EI), with real fire test videos to demonstrate these varying performance levels. It also provides an overview of the current testing standards, the different framing systems and discusses how the multi-functionality of fire safety glass can facilitate innovations in architectural design, with reference to recent project examples.

Speaking about the CPD, Andy Lake, Sales Director UK & IRE at Pyroguard said: “People walk past fire safety glass all the time without realising it. That’s because it’s an ideal way to preserve the aesthetics and architectural design of a building, while still providing a form of high-performance passive fire protection.

“There still remains some confusion within the industry about how fire safety glass works, the classifications and applications and its use within a building. Our CPD serves to both educate and raise awareness, providing architects and specifiers with the knowledge needed to confidently specify a fire-rated glazed system on their next project.”

The ‘Fire safety glazing – a system not a product!’ CPD will be delivered as part of RIBA’s 2021 Digital CPD Roadshow under the following core curriculum subjects: ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ and ‘Design, construction and technology’.

To learn more about Pyroguard, please visit: www.pyroguard.eu or for more information on the RIBA CPD Roadshow, please visit: www.ribacpd.com/cpdroadshow/.

 

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