The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is collaborating with the BRE Trust in a research project designed to develop a greater understanding of the contribution of different types of passive fire protection systems to the overall resilience of a building in the event of a fire.

The project is a response  to requests from the fire protection industry for recognition of the positive benefits in the BREEAM family of assessment schemes.

It will consider a range of factors such as the cost of installation of fire protection systems in ‘commercial buildings’, the cost of the overall impact of fires associated with those buildings, including assessment of, for example, environmental impacts, societal impacts, property damage and business interruption etc.

The project will require the collation of data on the risk of fire within different building types and information related to the types of fire protection measures that are present.

The ASFP would welcome contributions to this research project before 30 January 2016.