GV2 Veda France: Use fires barriers to protect lives and buildings
November 27, 2018 – Designer and manufacturer of firestop systems and building joints returns for third The Big 5 event
French company GV2 Veda France says it will use this week’s The Big 5 event to “raise the awareness of those operating in the construction industry in respect of the problem of fire spreading through buildings, and will present its VEDAFEU range, which is designed to solve a problem that has affected the region on numerous occasions.”
The VEDAFEU range offers passive fire protection, consists of ropes, mattresses, blankets, fillerboards and firestop foam. VEDAFEU products are fire-rated up to four hours and can be used for joint gaps up to 840mm. In order to meet the most challenging technical requirements, these firestop solutions are validated in multiple configurations: with and without movement; for horizontal and vertical applications, for head-of-wall configurations, for facade panels.
The patented range is currently validated by several local authorities in the GCC, including UAE Civil Defense and the Kuwait Fire Department. The company added in a statement that it has obtained international certifications (EN, UL, BS) for VEDAFEU from a tranche of world-renowned independent official laboratories, such as Efectis, CSTB, TÜV Singapore and Exova.
“Rapid fire spread in buildings is something that, even today, continues to be a problem, with consequences that are often disastrous leading in some cases to heavy loss of life. There is no lack of recent examples:- The Zen Tower in Dubai in May 2018, Grenfell Tower in London in June 2017, Torch Tower in Dubai in 2017 and 2016, The Address Downtown also in Dubai in December 2016… The only way to protect people and property in the face of this type of events is to systematically install appropriate, certified and patented fire barrier solutions during construction,” said the company.
The designer and manufacturer of firestop systems and building joints (expansion joints, control joints, joint covers, stair nosings, etc) offers technical, reliable and aesthetic solutions that can be used in all types of buildings – shopping malls, hospitals, schools, industrial buildings, airports, and more – for both standard and seismic joints.