The partnership aims to help with peer review and verify the accuracy and quality of passive fire prevention specifications.
FREMONT, CA: NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction sector, recently announced that it has entered into a new partnership agreement with the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), the UK’s major association for the passive fire protection sector.
Commenting on the partnership, ASFP CEO Steve Davies said: “One of the ASFP’s key aims is to raise the standards and improve the quality of passive fire protection products and installations. This new partnership with NBS offers us the opportunity to influence the way in which passive fire protection products are specified and to improve understanding throughout the construction sector of the properties and performance of these key life safety products. We look forward to working with NBS to raise awareness so that passive fire protection will be considered much earlier in the construction process. By sharing our technical expertise and best practice guidance we hope to promote the correct design, specification and installation of passive fire protection products and systems.”
The partnership aims to help with peer review and verify the accuracy and quality of passive fire prevention specifications. It enables NBS to include references to and extracts from ASFP Technical Guidance in its products and services and provide ASFP with NBS content extracts for peer review.
Richard Waterhouse from NBS said: “Fire safety has never been more important, and the ASFP brings a wealth of knowledge that’s unmatched in the industry. Having them on board will no doubt prove invaluable to our users when looking to specify passive fire protection products. Equally, this will be hugely beneficial to manufacturers who are looking to provide the very best standard of data and in a format that architects and specifiers can easily obtain. As specialists in their field, they are the leading authority on fire protection and the design and installation of fire protection products, so we are thrilled to be announcing this partnership. We are also keen to share with ASFP members how NBS software can help protect against risk through our digitally collaborative specification writing platform.”
Architects, designers, and specifiers will benefit from greater help in producing requirements for passive fire safety products and systems due to the relocation. It assures that they will have access to high-quality guidance and technical content to produce correct and structured specifications. It will also make it easier for passive fire protection producers to deliver product information and technical data clearly and organized.
Sascia Elliott, Head of Partnerships at NBS, said: “Similar to the NBS ethos, end-user safety is at the heart of what they do. The need for further expertise and guidance on this matter has never been more relevant and we are looking forward to introducing this knowledge into the NBS platform as soon as possible.”