ALUCOBOND® Announces Two CPDs on the Specification & Fire Safety Aspects of Aluminium Composite Material

ALUCOBOND®, from 3A Composites GmbH, is pleased to announce the availability of two new CPDs; ‘How to Specify Aluminium Composite Material’ and ‘Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Material’.

The first CPD, ‘How to Specify Aluminium Composite Material’, takes the architect through the complete process of specifying aluminium composite material , outlining the key technical considerations in its specification, analysis of the key considerations, as well as opening the discussion about the benefits of its use. In addition to presenting the principal of rainscreen and systems available for use with aluminium composite material  it also explains about the sustainability of ALUCOBOND® products (BREEAM) and what can be expected from manufacturers in terms of design assistance.

The second CPD, ‘Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Material’, starts with a detailed explanation of what fire development is, before moving on to explain the difference between fire resistance and reaction to fire. Understanding EN ISO 13501 classification and the various tests that contribute to it, are explained and the fire classifications of common materials. The importance of each component to large scale fire tests is also discussed and the current UK fire regulation for rainscreen cladding is explained.

The CPDs, each 1 hour in duration, are available together or separately and can be presented at the architect’s practice, usually over lunch, which is provided.

For more information, or to book one or both CPD seminars please contact Mark Winstanley on +44 (0) 75 84 68 02 63 or by email: [email protected].