The ABI Cladding Work Explained

25 April 2018

New post-Grenfell tests show real-life fires could burn at least 100 degrees hotter. See Dr Jim Glockling's webinar explaining the FPA Cladding Systems Study, commissioned by the ABI.

Research conducted on behalf of the insurance industry in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has exposed the utter inadequacy of the laboratory tests currently used to check the fire safety of building materials.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) commissioned the Fire Protection Association (FPA) to carry out a series of carefully controlled experiments recreating more realistic building conditions than those in which the standard tests are done, in an effort to measure what difference these factors could make in the event of a fire. Read the full report below. 

Full Report

Dr Jim Glockling delivered a 40 minute webinar on Thursday 19th April, "The ABI Cladding Systems Study Explained” which is now available to watch in full below.

Download Dr Glockling's slides from the webinar here

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