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Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Fire & Security Matters, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues

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15 July 2024

THE TALL Buildings Conference and Awards 2024 took place at etc. Venues, St Pauls in central London on 25 June, duly bringing together leading experts to discuss the critical aspects of high-rise construction with a significant focus on fire safety. Here, David Fitzpartick of conference sponsor and Premium Exhibitor SMAY Ventilation Systems summarises the key insights related to fire safety, as highlighted by industry professionals and showcased in various presentations at conference.

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08 July 2024

IN THE realm of fire regulation, in 2020 the UK emerged as a leader in Europe by reducing the height threshold guidance for sprinklers in new build residential buildings to 11 metres. However, when it comes to fire safety guidance in warehouses, the situation is quite different, as Alan Brinson finds out.

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24 June 2024

THE SEVENTH anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire occurred on 14 June. In the time since that tragedy, we’ve focused on themes including the importance of responsibility and cultural change within the construction industry. While challenges remain within the built environment, many positive changes are taking place. Here, Craig Wells highlights the improvements being made.

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27 May 2024

IT’S AN established fact that companies often become insolvent not because they’re inherently bad businesses, but simply because they run out of cash. Here, Philip King explains why a ‘back to basics’-style approach would help many organisations overcome the late payment challenge.

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14 May 2024

IN THE construction industry, selecting the right ventilation system supplier is paramount to any project’s success and efficiency. The decision-making process involves a thorough evaluation, from ensuring compliance with industry standards to addressing specific needs. Here, David Fitzpatrick delves into not-so-obvious questions worth asking before entering into co-operation agreements.

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