1991

EPIC formed by the UK Insulated Panel Manufacturers to inform architects, contractors and building users about the practical and performance benefits of using insulated panels

1992-1996

First EPIC guides on the performance and detailing of insulated panels. National conferences and feature articles to increase the awareness of the benefits of using Insulated Panels

1995-1996

First production of LPS 1181 and FM certificated panels

1997

On behalf of the UK, EPIC takes the Chair and secretariat of the CEN committee to prepare a European Standard for Sandwich Panels

1997-1998

EPIC commissions Europe’s largest fire test programme on the performance of Insulated Panels in fire – Management by Arup Fire: tests by Warrington Fire Research

1998

EPIC Fire Guide – Performance of external cladding systems in fire and CD-Rom – dissemination of results of fire test programme

1999-2002

Presentations to Insurance Companies and Fire Services on the results of the fire tests and the performance of insulated panels in fire

2000

Introduction of zero ODP panels by EPIC Members

2002

First major EPIC Guide on the Amendments to the Building Regulations – AD-L2 and Technical Standards (Scotland)

2002

Major EPIC Guide on Fire Safety, Specification and Insulation (2002)

2004

All panels manufactured by EPIC Members now both zero ODP and LPCB/FM certificated

2005

EPIC Guide on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) and Insulated Panels

2006

Completion and publication of European Standard EN 14509 – Sandwich Panels under EPIC Chairmanship

2006

EPIC Guide on the Amendments to the Building Regulations – AD-L2 and Technical Standards (Scotland) (2006)

2006

Combined EPIC/MCRMA advisory supporting document [TP17] to AD-L2 on the detailing of Insulated Panels to meet the requirements

2007-2008

First Case Studies of Insulated Panels in actual fires added to website

2009

EPIC Guide on the Identification and Disposal of Insulated Panels

2010

EPIC Guide on the Amendments to the Building Regulations – AD-L2 and Technical Standards (Scotland) (2010)

2012

EPIC Guide to the Fire Safety and Performance of Insulated Panels in Fire – major update and revision

2012

Completion of First Revision of European Standard EN 14509 – Sandwich Panels under EPIC Chairmanship

2016

Introduction of first EPIC Sustainability Charter. All Manufacturing members receive their certificates.

2017