Design Out The Risk: Fire Safety & Facades. Where do we stand today?

Rockpanel and ROCKWOOL have come together to present the latest research and thinking on how best to design out risk and ensure fire safety when it comes to specifying exterior cladding systems, with particular focus on high rise structures.

With an ever-increasing focus on regulation, and fire safety under particular scrutiny at this time, specifying products used in construction that reach or exceed the highest building standards must be a primary concern. The scale and complexity of high-rise properties constitute a particular challenge when it comes to ensuring the various parts of an external façade cladding system work efficiently together, are easy to install and conform to the same high building regulations.

The event promises to be an engaging, informative and valuable chance to hear about best practice and exchange ideas. The afternoon will take the form of presentations and less formal opportunities to circulate and network with fellow professionals.

CPD points can be attained for this event.


1.00pm Registration

1.30pm Welcome introduction - Ashley Wainwright, Business Manager UK & Ireland, Rockpanel

1.45pm Reaction to fire testing and certification – John Relou, Technical Marketing Manager Rockpanel plus Q&A session

2.40pm Building façade and fire compartments - a performance based approach - Ruud van Herpen, Technical Director - Nieman Consultants and Engineers; Professor fire safety of buildings – Saxion University of applied sciences and Eindhoven University of Technology

3.30pm Fire safety of Buildings above 18 metres, ROCKWOOL plus Q&A session

4.00pm Interactive Q&A session followed by closing speech and networking

4.30pm ENDS


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Farringdon is the nearest tube station. Nearest NCP car park is Saffron Hill or paid parking at 1 Bowling Green Lane EC1R 0BD

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
We invite you to invite colleagues as long as they register so we can manage the guest list

Date and Time:

Thu, October 4, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM BST


The Goldsmiths' Centre, Exhibition Room
42 Britton Street

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