Intumescent Fire Protection package for School

Specification

After initial contract negotiations with Willmott Dixon and agreeing a suitable environmental fire protection specification for the structural steelwork; we were awarded the intumescent fire protection package at Ysgol Glan Clywd comprehensive school in St Asaph.

The original specification called for a water based system however during discussions with the site management team concerning the expected site conditions for these treatments, the coating protection system was changed to a solvent based solution. These materials have proved to be less susceptible to the programme working periods during another wet spring and so far damp summer. Working closely with Willmott Dixon Construction Northern Region our coating teams have been able to achieve successful spray applications that provide both one and two hour’s fire protection to exposed hollow and ‘H’ section steelwork within the building.

Subsequently the project manager approached us regarding the provision for intumescent coating training support to further assist key members of their construction team. We were asked to put together a generic presentation looking at relevant areas including intumescent application guidance and clarification on thickness and environmental checking methods when dealing with such materials.

Solution

A training programme was agreed and a range of topics were covered during the day including aspects of steelwork preparation, primer application, available types of intumescent coatings; limitations, recommended site and application quality control measures. Several interested members of Willmott Dixon from quality delivery, quantity surveying and site management attended the presentation.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank both Willmott Dixon for their continued support in ensuring quality of applications on site and those who gave up their time to attend the presentation and also the site inspection and testing element afterwards, for their valued input on the day. We look forward to working with you all again in the future’.