The Need

The behaviour of core Insulated Sandwich Panels (ISP) in fires has been a concern of Fire Brigades for some time, not only in Australia, but also internationally. To address these Fire Brigade concerns, the Insulated Panel Council Australasia Ltd (IPCA Ltd.) undertook to develop an industry Code of Practice for the design specification, manufacture, construction, maintenance and risk management for structures built using Expanded Polystyrene Fire Retardant Panel (EPS-FR Panel) Systems.