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Paul McDevitt

The importance of a ‘golden thread’

FOLLOWING London’s Grenfell Tower disaster, a review by Dame Judith Hackitt made key proposals relating to the reform of building safety. This has resulted...

Fire training exercises held at Highland homes set for demolition

VACANT council houses in Dingwall set for demolition in June are being used as settings for vital fire and rescue training exercises. The 12 properties...

Ex-Kier chief takes on new role at water mist fire suppression business

FORMER Kier Group CEO Haydn Mursell has been appointed as chair of water mist fire suppression business iMist following a £4.5 million investment by private...

Video series aims to stimulate debate on cladding topics

NON-flammable cladding specialist Vivalda Group has announced it is producing a series of videos to improve the construction industry’s understanding of issues such as...

Scotland: building and fire safety regulation post-Grenfell

By Rosie Gollan, Edinburgh-based solicitor at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson FOLLOWING the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Government has been reviewing...

CCG completes Maryhill planned maintenance works

CCG has announced the completion of its latest planned maintenance contract for Maryhill Housing with the installation of high-performance fire doors. One of two phases,...

Thinking smart over fire safety

By Rebecca Goldsmith​, product marketing executive at MEDITE SMARTPLY WOOD panel products incorporating flame retardant treatment will slow down the development of a fire, allowing...

Linear Group acquires stake in fire safety consultancy

LINEAR Group has acquired a stake in fire safety consultancy Kyle Management Solutions, to create Linear Fire Safety (LFS). Based in the group’s Glasgow HQ, the...

Glasgow homeowner receives new fire safety certificate following two-stage process

A Glasgow homeowner has become one of the first in Scotland to be awarded a EWS1 certificate (External Wall Systems) for the fire risk...

Covid-19 forces delay to new smoke alarm regulations

THE Scottish Government is to delay new regulations on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by 12 months. The impact of Covid-19 was cited as the...

Door screens bring safety benefits to Gorbals residents

TWO high-rise tower blocks in Glasgow's Gorbals area have benefited from new door screens as part of a renewals programme undertaken by New Gorbals...

Study finds construction workers put their lives at risk by ignoring alarms

HIGH rise construction workers are ‘risking their lives’ by not treating evacuation alarms seriously enough, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Greenwich,...
The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban built for the 2012 World Cup, incorporated Wrightsyle glazed systems.

When tragedy strikes

It’s been called ‘codifying by catastrophe’ – how fire and other safety regulations have come about because of tragedy. Lee Coates reports on fire...