Cox Architects announces that their fire shutters have met the rigorous compliance testing requirements of Australian Bush Fire standards, making them suitable for use throughout Australia. These fire shutters are part of a series of innovations that evolved from Cox Architects’ award-winning research project into Bush Fire Resistance Construction started over 10 years ago. David Cox, a leading expert on bush fire resistant construction, is the CEO of Cox Architects, and the creator of these fire shutters.
Featuring several patented technology innovations, these fire shutters provide a complete building envelope that can withstand the most severe bush fires in Australia. Though the initial requirement was to provide fire protection to the openings of a building when exposed to bush fire attack, the design and development phase identified several additional opportunities.
These included high resistance to impact or cyclones; high thermal insulation against cold and hot temperatures; high security protection to a building by protecting the openings; providing highly insulated sun hoods to windows and openings; providing privacy screens using the upper and lower panels; and providing an alternative to curtains and other window furnishings.
Excerpt from architectureanddesign.com.au published 16 January 2017 Full copy available here