New partnership puts passive fire protection at the heart of design process

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection is partnering with technology firm NBS to help architects and designers specify passive fire protection products and systems when looking at building safety design.

In a win-win approach, those using the NBS cloud-based platform can now have access to appropriate high-quality guidance and technical content, helping them to produce accurate and structured specifications.  

It will also assist ASFP members to provide product information and technical data in an appropriate and structured format. 

NBS is an integrated global platform for everyone involved in the design, supply and construction of the built environment. It will now be able to publish references to and extracts from ASFP Technical Guidance in NBS products and services, and to provide ASFP with extracts of NBS content for peer review. 

NBS is a UK-based technology company whose roots lie in the UK’s National Building Specification, which for nearly 50 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. It provides content and connectivity for anyone involved in the design, supply and construction of the built environment.

Commenting on the partnership, ASFP CEO, Steve Davies, said:

“One of the ASFP’s key aims is to raise the standards and improve the quality of passive fire protection products and installations. This new partnership with NBS offers us the opportunity to influence the way in which passive fire protection products are specified and to improve understanding throughout the construction sector of the properties and performance of these key life safety products.”

Richard Waterhouse from NBS, added:

“Fire safety has never been more important, and the ASFP bring a wealth of knowledge that’s unmatched in the industry. Having them on board will no doubt prove invaluable to our users when looking to specify passive fire protection products. Equally, this will be hugely beneficial to manufacturers who are looking to provide the very best standard of data and in a format that architects and specifiers can easily obtain.”