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Shane Wyatt 
Shane Wyatt 
on Intumescent Coatings
Technical Director, NACE CIP Level 1

Shane is the Technical Director at Tech Coatings NZ and is passionate about finding tailored solutions for any question around passive fire protection. Managing and overseeing the testing regime for our intumescent coatings for over 3 years has made him an expert with an in-depth understanding of passive fire solutions. 

27 June 2022

Encapsulating Mass Timber with Intumescent Coatings Part 2: Early Protection

In this article we explore the complexities of passive fire safety in hybrid mass timber buildings and how a focus on encapsulating a combustible substrate early on in the build process is crucial to the overall safety.

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30 May 2022

Encapsulation of Mass Timber Structures with Intumescent Coatings

Comprehending mass timber structures — a foundation to a reliable passive fire solution, Part 1 of 3.

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22 November 2021

Quality is the Foundation of a Trustful Customer Relationship

Quality management systems are considered to be highly complex and many companies shy away from implementing them. This blog post intends to clarify some of the common concepts in quality management to make the approach more accessible.

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26 October 2021

The Passive Fire Industry and the Task Factor: Creating the Work Space

In our recent series of articles, we have looked at the limitations to a mere administrative/regulatory approach when fostering industry wide change. This has led us to widen our perspective and to acknowledge the importance of human factors when fostering change in human behaviour.

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27 September 2021

The Passive Fire Industry and the Organisation Factor: From Control to Commitment

In today's blog post we discuss the influence of the cultural/organisational element as part of the human factors and how it relates to the passive fire industry.

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30 August 2021

Passive Fire Protection and the People Factor

In this three-part series, we look at the human factors concept in relation to the passive fire protection industry, starting with a focus on the People/Individual.

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26 July 2021

The Future of Green Construction

We're experiencing an ever-increasing strain on the Earth’s limited resources and the impact of Covid-related restrictions on trade and production has shown how volatile the flow of materials is. New Zealand being an island faces its very own challenges when it comes to limited resources. We therefore want to encourage a paradigm shift in how we use building materials  being more aligned with our environment and the people we care for.

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22 March 2021

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 3 of 3: Offering a Sound Solution to Our Passive Fire Problem

After thoroughly investigating the challenges of upgrading fire-separating elements we want to finish this series off by demonstrating how a tested and endorsed intumescent coating system embedded in an integrated approach is able to deliver a compliant, cost-effective, minimal waste solution.

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22 February 2021

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 2 of 3: Defining the Problem in More Depth

In the first part of our series, we identified that fire-separating elements are often not installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and therefore non-compliant. In this part we want to show that the issue we are facing is multi-levelled and encompasses much more than the structural problem that presents on the surface.

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23 November 2020

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 1 of 3: Introduction

The industry is facing a massive hidden Passive Fire Protection problem which has surfaced with the investigation around leaky buildings. Across New Zealand standard plasterboard has been installed non-compliantly, which now leaves these buildings facing life safety compliance issues under the NZBC. In the first part of our series, we take a closer look at identifying the problem. 

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