Understanding Fire Protection Terms – Classification without further testing (CWFT)
There are four recognised stages in the development of any fire: Ignition, Spread and Growth, Flash point into a fully developed fire and Eventual Decay.
In some cases, it is possible to classify untreated wood-based products without further testing as long as these products meet the requirements set out in the relevant harmonised technical specification.
Alfriston school, a secondary-age day and boarding school in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, caters for 120 girls with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. Its new swimmming pool building, designed by Duggan Morris Architects, is enclosed by a beautiful multi-faceted timber structure, its innovative shape a direct yet imaginative response to the requirements of the brief.
The buildings, which have been developed at CAT over the last 40 years, illustrate a miniature history of green building, demonstrating changing priorities and possibilities.