Fire doors: seeing the end game

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Mark Cummings, deputy technical manager of Chiltern International Fire, discussses the role of fire testing in the overall design of a building.

Understanding the logistics of how components come together to make an end product, whether its a fire-rated doorset or a finished building, is an important part of fire resistance testing. Contrary to popular perception, testing is not solely an end in itself and the test process could contribute so much more if the project team were to consider fire testing as integral to the whole build process, almost a 'necessary evil'.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011

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