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Jason Yeoman
Jason Yeoman
on Passive Fire Protection
Regional Sales Manager

24 June 2019

Conflicting Seismic and Passive Fire Requirements for Service Penetrations

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A collaborative approach is needed to resolve conflicts between fire protection and seismic movement requirements for service penetrations passing through fire-rated walls.

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21 May 2019

Detailed Design of Passive Fire Penetration Seals

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Lessons from the design of service penetrations through fire rated walls and floors on a recent high-density residential project. 

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21 March 2019

Balancing Fire Protection with Other Building Requirements

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We often come across situations where compliance with NZBC requirements for fire protection is in conflict with other requirements.

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17 October 2018

Growing the Passive Fire Knowledge Base

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The more the industry talks about passive fire and engages with other construction industry professionals, the more likely we are to get it right the first time.

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18 September 2018

Meeting Our Duty of Care Responsibilities for Passive Fire

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While fire engineering reports are designed in line with the NZBC with a view to saving lives, we often overlook the lives of the first responders who need to go into these buildings.

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22 August 2018

Facility Managers and Passive Fire

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The traditional approach for facility managers is to do whatever it takes to make the passive fire issue disappear. This is not always the most cost-effective approach.

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19 July 2018

Can BCAs Decline a Tested Penetration Seal?

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Any and all tested penetration seals, installed in accordance with the manufacturers specifications or AS 4072.1, “cannot – not be accepted as being compliant” with the NZBC.

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21 June 2018

Passive Fire: Where Does Design and Specification Responsibility Lie?

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Designers, project managers, installers and building consent officials exercising duty of care responsibilities would positively contribute to raising the bar on all passive fire protection installations in NZ.

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18 April 2018

Where to Find The True Cost of Passive Fire

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The perceptions of project managers, quantity surveyors and passive fire installers when it comes to planning for fire stopping.

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23 February 2018

Fire Rated Floor Slab Penetrations

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We recently had occasion to be drawn into the realm of structural engineering with regard to concrete floor slab penetrations. The issue is all too common: no provision made for power or data cables (and other services) to pass through concrete floor slabs. 

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