This guide, essentially an enhanced version of Approved Document B (Volume 2), offers extra insurer-friendly technical guidance for construction professionals about how to protect commercial buildings from fire beyond the building regulations critical life safety measures.With the cost of major fires costing the British economy over GBP7 billion a year and high rates of consequent business failure, property protection is a key business objective for construction clients and their insurers, who will value appropriate measures that are designed in rather than added on as an afterthought.For the first time, this guide aligns guidance for property protection with the much more familiar Approved Document B. It succinctly and transparently annotates the existing document, providing a practical and easy-to-use shortcut to meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations, your clients and their insurers – all in one book.Co-published by the Fire Protection Association and supported by The RISKAuthority (Risk Insight, Strategy and Control Authority) is an annually funded research scheme administered by the FPA and supported by a significant group of UK insurers that conducts research in support of the development and dissemination of best practice on the protection of property and business. Updates in the 2015 edition include: * Fully updated to cover the 2013 revision of Approved Document B: Fire Safety (Volume 2) (2006 edition incorporating 2007, 2010 and 2013 amendments) * Also has the most up-to-date requirements of insurance providers’ requirements, which have been updated to reflect modern methods of construction, the green agenda, timber frame (appendix K of ADB), modular construction etc.
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