Sandwich Panel Fire Consultancy Projects

A major chocolate manufacturer in the Midlands.

I was asked to give an expert professional opinion on whether or not a professional building designer should have been aware of a possible difficulty in insuring his client’s building because it contained sandwich panels with combustible plastic foam cores (expanded polystyrene) regarded as a fire risk by many insurers. I surveyed the building, reviewed the guidance literature in the public domain available to a designer at the time of design, and made my ...

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