Fire Compartmentation Surveys
Sub-dividing buildings into a number of compartments can restrict the spread of fire and smoke. This separation into manageable areas of risk is created by floors and ceilings of fire-resisting construction. Effective compartmentation is one of the most effective yet least considered means of protection premises and people.
Why consider a Compartmentation Study?
- A building may have been reconfigured during refurbishment
- New or replacement services may have been installed such as alarms or lighting, leaving gaps in walls and ceilings compromising the compartmentation
- Most contractors are simply not qualified to assess this effectively
- To demonstrate that changes have not compromised the fire resistance of the area