Façades and Fire Performance


Mr Mathieu Meur, director of DP Façade, delivered a keynote at Elipyka-Hellenic Institute in Athens for the “First International Conference for the Fire Protection of Structures”.

During his keynote “Façades and Fire Performance”, he covered three main topics. They were firstly, the need for a comprehensive testing regime for the façade system and façade elements’ fire performance; secondly, how to correctly structure curtain-wall fire stops and cavity breaks; and lastly, the need to respect minimum fire separation distances between buildings.

The comprehensive keynote was well received by an audience of 500 attendees. The conference was held from 7th to 8th February with the purpose of educating the industry on Fire Protection of Structures and Protection on a global stage.