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Fire seal manual

The Intumescent Fire Seal Association has published an 80-page manual on the fire-resisting sealing of all types of gaps and penetrations within buildings.

The if SA Code is the latest in the association's range of publications, and joins the if SA's range of five technical information sheets. A set of five sheets costs £5.00, while each copy of The if SA Code is priced at £25.00.

t01844 275500 Fax: 01844 274002 Contact: the secretariat

Cement properties

Thomas Telford has published a second edition of Portland Cement - Composition, production and properties The book describes the basic composition of the material and outlines its properties is detail. This edition has be enlarged to include a chapter considering cements related to Portland cement, including its blends with reactive minerals.

t020 7665 2464 Fax: 020 7537 3631 Contact: sales department Timber specs

Trada Technology has published a four-page leaflet to help specif iers ensure that the timber they choose is from sustainable sources. The leaflet, Timber Certif ication , describes the roles of bodies such as the Forest Stewardship Council and the WWF 1995-Plus group and certif ication schemes such as the UK Woodland Assurance Schemes and Pan-European Forest Certif ication.

It also outlines the process of timber certif ication.

t01494 563091 Fax: 01494 565487 Contact: publications Workplace design

Creating the Productive Workplace is a 390-page paperback edited by Derek Clements-Croome with contributions from experts in workplace design. The publisher, E&F Spon, claims the book is essential reading for estates and facilities managers, company directors, interior designers, architects and building environmental engineers.

It costs £29.95.

t0171 583 9855 Fax: 0171 842 2298 Contact: sales department