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Revised British Standard BS 7974 on fire safety engineering published by BSI 

The original British Standard for fire safety engineering, BS 7974, was published in 2001 and has been supplemented by a series of later guidance documents – PD 7974-1 to 8 – covering each sub-system of application in greater detail. Since 2001, there have been major...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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Improving Life Safety in the HMO Sector: Better Protection for Properties and Occupants

Fire episodes and general life safety issues within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are being discussed more so now than ever before. With a number of high-profile events casting a spotlight on the overriding importance of the subject, leaders from a multitude of sectors and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Digitalisation: Delivering An Agile and Protected Workspace

The built environment is changing to an ever-greater degree. New and innovative technologies now offer increasingly clearer insights into how workplaces are used. We’re poised on the threshold of new methodologies that will transform how we work, protect people and control...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Failing to plan is planning to fail…” That’s a famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, of course, who was known as the ‘father of time management’. It sums up the way in which Rick Mounfield believes the security professionals of today...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the launch of a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) consultation on the RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work which was initiated in 2016 when the ASFP...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Siemens joins Building Information Modelling alliance buildingSMART International

Siemens Building Technologies has joined buildingSMART International (bSI) as a member of the Strategic Advisory Council and several National Chapters. Siemens is the first building technology vendor to become part of this international not-for-profit organisation. bSI is the...
Posted On 11 May 2018
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The Security Institute appoints new Board directors at 2018 Annual General Meeting

Following on from the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 April, The Security Institute has announced the election of five new members of the Board with immediate effect. The individuals concerned will each serve a term of three years alongside the familiar...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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British Standard BS 8572 for procurement of facilities services revised by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has published BS 8572:2018 Procurement of Facility-Related Services Code of Practice. The revised British Standard guides those responsible for the management of facilities through a roadmap for successful procurement. BS 8572 was developed to...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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Life Safety First: Enhanced Foundations for the Built Environment

Across the last four decades, the life safety industry has met a number of significant challenges and opportunities presented to it, among them the need for better risk management within the global built environment. While those working diligently across the sector have made...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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New deputy chairman and vice-chairman appointed by The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced the appointment of Peter Lavery FSyI as deputy chairman and Paul Drury MSyI in the role of vice-chairman. Lavery and Drury were voted on to the Board of Directors in April last year having previously served on the Validation Board for several...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018
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