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Phase 1 report into Grenfell Tower fire released

Phase 1 report into Grenfell Tower fire released

Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s phase 1 report into the Grenfell Tower fire is now available

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CIBSE accredited CPD course

CIBSE accredited CPD course

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has introduced a new CIBSE accredited continuing professional development (CPD) presentation for consultants, engineers, designers and contractors interested in the certification and testing of smoke control products.

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Don’t cut corners on fire safety, says SCA

Don’t cut corners on fire safety, says SCA

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has warned companies to stop cutting corners when it comes to fire safety in commercial buildings or risk breaching the Fire Safety Order 2005 and facing prosecution and hefty fines.

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PBC Today August 2019

PBC Today August 2019

SCA Chairman David Mowatt discusses future Building Regulations: competence, compliance and a commitment to change in PBC Today.

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Government announces clarification of language contained in Approved Document B

Government announces clarification of language contained in Approved Document B

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that Approved Document B has been redrafted to clarify its language and content in line with the Department’s style guide for approved documents.

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SCA welcomes Hackitt implementation plan

SCA welcomes Hackitt implementation plan

In response to the recent announcement that the Government plans to introduce a tougher regulatory system for building safety, the Smoke Control Association (SCA) has voiced its full support for the proposed programme of reform.

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SCA welcomes Hackitt implementation plan

SCA welcomes Hackitt implementation plan

In response to the recent announcement that the Government plans to introduce a tougher regulatory system for building safety, the Smoke Control Association (SCA) has voiced its full support for the proposed programme of reform.

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65% of residential tower blocks failing on fire safety

65% of residential tower blocks failing on fire safety

The latest Hackitt Review Update Seminar held by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) highlighted some worrying statistics.

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Smoke Control Association and BAFSA Issue Joint Statement

Smoke Control Association and BAFSA Issue Joint Statement

The Grenfell fire tragedy and subsequently the Dame Judith Hackitt report have focused attention and scrutiny on fire safety systems

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Setting the Standard – SE Controls becomes the first SCA IFC SDI 19 certified company

Setting the Standard – SE Controls becomes the first SCA IFC SDI 19 certified company

SE Controls has become the first company to be approved under the new SDI 19 certification scheme, which has been developed by the Smoke Control Association (SCA) in partnership with IFC Certification and has been introduced to help raise standards across the industry.

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SCA signs up to support 100% Hackitt initiative

SCA signs up to support 100% Hackitt initiative

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has declared its backing for a new industry initiative launched to encourage the government to deliver on all of the recommendations laid out in Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety processes.

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Clearing the air on mechanical smoke extraction guidance

Clearing the air on mechanical smoke extraction guidance

The current lack of definitive guidance for auditing mechanical smoke extraction designs in high-rise buildings means that their specification is often based on cost rather than verifiable information on their performance.

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Lessons from Grenfell

Lessons from Grenfell

As product design and technology moves on apace, MBS looks at some key trends in design for building services and what's driving them. Buildings and occupants are constantly changing, and so the requirements for services design must also evolve.

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Roundtable – key issues around smoke control regulation after Grenfell

Roundtable – key issues around smoke control regulation after Grenfell

Fire safety issues flagged by Dame Judith Hackitt after Grenfell were tackled by smoke control experts at a recent roundtable sponsored by Colt. Liza Young follows an in-depth debate on competency, guidance and whole life fire strategy.

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SCA Helps Develop New Certification Scheme for Contractors Installing Smoke Control Systems

SCA Helps Develop New Certification Scheme for Contractors Installing Smoke Control Systems

A new certification scheme developed by the Smoke Control Association (SCA), in partnership with IFC Certification, has been finalised and is expected to help raise standards across the industry.

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