• Thursday, April 2, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Due to concerns relating to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Over the years within New Zealand, there has been little to no clear direction given to the building industry with regards to what is expected from constructors, specifiers, engineers/architects, coating contractors and reviewing engineers/inspectors with regards to passive fire protection, primarily around intumescent coatings.  For the last year, the Fire Protection Association of NZ (FPANZ) has had a working group put together from various suppliers, contractors, local body officials and other invested industry players, in order to develop a clear and easy to understand Code of Practice for NZ.  This is envisaged to hit the industry in March 2020.  This is all in aid of lifting the standards of this particular industry sector to where they should be, so NZ doesn’t face a “Grenfell” building disaster.

In this talk, guest speaker Garth Moran of Altex, will discuss the most commonly raised questions with regards to intumescent coatings which are covered in the Code of Practice:

  • Standoff distances between intumescent coated steelwork and timber framing/cladding elements etc  and some options on how to correctly design around.
  • What are the allowances for attachments to fire-rated members?
  • Distance paint needs to extend along non-fire rated members i.e. coatback distance
  • Who actually does the design and certification? For example, if a fire engineer says 60/-/- is needed, then a general note on a structural drawing saying 60/-/- , what happens after that?
  • QA controls.
  • Tray deck gaps/Trapezoidal Composite Flooring – what is done here?
  • Application options (in factory, in situ, scrapes and touch-ups).
  • Maintenance and longevity of intumescent systems, corrosion vs protection of the intumescent.
  • Moisture sensitivity – the importance of seal coats, weatherability during construction vs final commissioned state, the right product for the right environment.


Garth has worked for Altex Coatings/within the industry for the past 18 years. He manages the daily operations of the Technical Service Department by supervising the Technical Service personnel as required on enquiries (verbal and written), from customers, applicators, sales force or others regarding the proper use of or selection, application data and failure analysis of products or systems. Also to provide higher-level technical and consultancy advice (e.g. site corrosion audits) to internal and external customers, to support the Sales Workgroup by delivering product and system training to the Sales Force and to act as the principal contact to the various external agencies.  Involvement in various industry organisations to provide technical input on a wide range of subjects.


5.30 pm – Networking

6 pm – Presentation Start

7 pm – Presentation finish and networking

7.30 pm – Finish


Snacks and soft drinks provided.


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100 Manchester St, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8011, New Zealand

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