Ahead of London Build Expo 2023, Fire Engineer Tom Dale has been featured in November’s issue of the Construction UK Magazine. Tom’s article Cavity Barriers: Hidden but Not to Be Ignored discusses how poorly-installed cavity barriers, can greatly increase the level of damage sustained following a fire.
Tom includes a review of a recent case in which an undivided cavity allowed fire and smoke to spread through the cavity with little resistance.
Tom has extensive experience in fire safety and risk management having worked closely with architects, contractors, the Fire Service and Building Control Authorities to develop designs that satisfy Building Regulation fire safety requirements.
This fire safety experience combined with his qualifications, allows Tom to conduct investigations into fire engineering design and construction defects, as well as alleged breaches of fire safety management. This is often beneficial where a fire has spread extensively through a building, across fire compartmentation lines. Following his forensic investigations, Tom provides expert opinion on whether the building satisfied relevant legislation such as Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations 2010 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. These outcomes can advise clients on additional recovery and liability opportunities.