Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants is a privately held engineering company based in Dubai since 1995 exclusively providing third party quality assurance and testing to the building construction industry. Accredited by UKAS & ENAS to ISO 17025 for a number of standards we are presently engaged in the following areas: Façade Consulting, Curtain Wall Testing, Fire Testing and IBC Special Inspections.
We are the only company in the region providing Fire Testing:
We provide Resistance-to-Fire Testing for fire rated assemblies such as doors, walls, glass, curtain walls, dampers, garbage chute doors, penetration seals, etc., that are all conducted within internationally recognized standards such as NFPA, UL, BS, EN, ASTM, in our state of the art 3m x 3m vertical furnace.
Our second area of expertise within Fire Testing is Reaction-to-Fire Testing which is conducted according to ASTM E84 or UL 723 (the test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials used in construction, transportation etc.) and carried out using the Steiner Tunnel which is an essential requirement specified by the new Life Safety Code and the International Building Code. These codes classify building finishes according to flame spread and smoke developed.
On 25th of March, 2013 Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants was granted the accreditation by IAS as a Special Inspection Agency in accordance with AC291, The accreditation covers inspection conducted under 2012 International Building code Chapter 17, Section 1704 and section, competence to provide inspections for wall panels, Curtain Walls and Veneers.
At present, we are extending our scope of accreditations for several test standards to satisfy the client and its market.