fischer has teamed up with industry experts to deliver a knowledge-sharing panel discussion 'Decoding the myths of fire stopping in MEP services'.
Senior project engineer Jonathan J. Gonzalez of Underwriters Laboratories and Muzaffer Ahmed Syed, the regional manager for firestop from fischer MEA, will be in attendance on 18 August at 2pm.
fischer strongly believes that knowledge sharing should be a core function of every organization, and they conduct free online seminars, workshops, and much more.
The company's online seminars delve into the current and most engaging topics surrounding the Middle East’s building sector as an additional value add to a broader regional audience and wishes to spread the knowledge.
A spokesperson said: "The importance of this topic comes from the recent accidents in the region makes it essential to discuss and educate the engineers of the field as fire is both good & bad considering the place/time where and when it comes.
"The history of construction has ample examples of fire stop failures. Many iconic buildings were in the headlines because of application failure due to fire. Fire stopping is one of the hottest topics in the construction industry, yet it is one of the most misunderstood and neglected components worldwide.
"We cannot avoid fire, but we can prevent the spread of flame, smoke, and toxic gases and help the smooth entry of firefighters, the safe exit of inmates, and considerably reduce the damage caused by the fire. This can be done by the practical application of both active and passive fire stopping products and constant monitoring.
"Fire stopping is no more a complicated concept when you understand the Codes, standards, get expert technical advice, or handled by industries best brand like fischer."
The panel discussion will throw light on the codes and standards that define fire stopping in MEP, different types of testing methods, certifications that are required, and various solutions of fire stopping for MEP services.