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Passive fire protection

Passive fire protection

Passive fire protection is the set of measures used in buildings to protect them against fire. Generally, their purpose is to achieve four objectives:

Save human life

Facilitate the work of firefighters

Minimise economic losses caused by the fire

Ensure that the building can continue to be used as soon as possible

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Fire resistance It is the ability of a building element to maintain the load-bearing capacity, integrity and thermal insulation functions for a certain period of time:

Load-bearing capacity [R]. Time during which the element maintains its structural resistance to the action of fire.

Integrity [E]. Time during which the element prevents the passage of flames and the production of hot gases on the front that is not exposed to the fire.

Thermal insulation [I]. Time during which the element fulfils its function as thermal insulator so that high temperatures do not occur in the area of the front that is not exposed to the fire(140 °C on average or 180 °C on the specific location).

The bearing elements of a building are those that have a structural function, i.e. those that support other structural elements of the building, such as arches, vaults, beams or joists of the floor or roof, walls and partitions.

Construction systems

Mixed concrete floors -sheet composite

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Thermal and acoustic insulation

Energy efficiency is a practice that aims to reduce energy consumption, it is a key factor in helping the sustainability of the system and the environment, taking into account the situation in which we find ourselves. Obviously, this reduction in consumption indirectly leads  to technical and economic optimisation.

There are several methods to reduce energy consumption in buildings. In our case, we will focus on the role of thermal insulation, one of the main alternatives to improve energy efficiency, as it is the most cost efficient and achieves high return periods in the short term.

Noise pollution or sound contamination is the excess sound that alters the normal environmental conditions in a certain area. Although noise does not accumulate, move or persist over time like other forms of contamination, it can also cause great damage to people’s quality of life if it is not well or properly controlled.

Insulation systems