Fire-Rated Products

July 21, 2016 | Viance LLC

Fire Retardant Wood Treatment is first of its kind to earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Fire-rated curtain wall emulates SG curtain wall

Fire-rated curtain wall emulates SG curtain wall

| June 27, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

Creating a sleek and aesthetically pleasing space, while also providing protection against the sp...

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| March 07, 2016 | SaftiFirst

SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending...

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American Wood Council releases construction fire best practice manuals, website

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February 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The manuals provide information on preventing, reducing fire losses in buildings under constructi...

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Sprinkler system does double duty

Photo: Industrial Technology Research Institute.

January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Two innovations tap into the multi-use potential for fire/life safety infrastructure.

Fire rated glass brings whimsical and reliable protection at children’s hospital

2-hour stairwell re-imagined as a tree house using SuperLite II-XL 120 with digital printed glass in GPX Architectural Series Framing by SAFTI FIRST.

| October 13, 2015 |

Highlights of the addition included 50 private patient rooms, family sleep and dining as well as...

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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, Ontario, Canada ALPOLIC®/fr Custom Prismatic SEP Blue Finish.

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, Ontario, Canada ALPOLIC®/fr Custom Prismatic SEP Blue Finish.

| September 22, 2015 | ALPOLIC

It’s said that Ryerson University can be found at the intersection of Mind and Action. Ryerson’s...

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Of Sky Garages and Dezervators:  Porsche Design Tower sets a new standard of cool with the help of fire rated glass

To meet the code requirements of the elevator enclosure and ensure that the ocean views were available, SAFTI FIRST supplied SuperLite II-XL 120 with GPX Curtain Wall Framing for the 2-hour segmented wall starting from the lobby. Renderings courtesy of Metrostudio.com.  

| August 24, 2015 | SaftiFirst

The 60-story, 132-residence luxury Porsche Design Tower designed by Sieger Suarez Architects prom...

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2015 gypsum fire resistance design manual released

Photo courtesy of the Gypsum Association

July 31, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls an...

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New document addresses school safety and security

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June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, N...

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Two myths regarding NFPA 101 Life Safety Code debunked

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June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NFPA life safety engineer Ron Coté settles the debate over second egress doors and exit signs....

How to prevent corrosion in sprinkler system piping

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June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The technical committees responsible for NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, have been lo...

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6 bold applications and innovations for fire and life safety

The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire. 

May 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...

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Fire-rated glass separation helps merge new and old pools into a single connected aquatics center

Clear fire-rated glazing transfers daylight. Image courtesy of TGP.

| May 11, 2015 | Technical Glass Products

Clear fire-rated glazing helps create a light-filled, safe space for student athletes and spectat...

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Fire resistive curtain wall brings maximum light, views and safety to Aspen Art Museum

With sections of the glass curtain wall also functioning as an elevator enclosure, it had to meet the fire resistive wall criteria ASTM E-119 for 2 hours.  

| April 14, 2015 | SaftiFirst

The curtain wall used for the Shigeru Ban-designed museum provides maximum daylight while protect...

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Fulton Center Transit Hub Relies on Matched Fire-Rated and Non-Fire-Rated Curtain Wall Systems from TGP for a Light-flooded Space
| March 03, 2015 | Technical Glass Products

Fire-rated curtain wall systems filled this subterranean hub with natural light.

A firefighter uses the voice capabilities of a fire alarm panel (in this case, a
February 03, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online e...

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January 20, 2015 | EH&E

A pilot program that rapidly identified and resolved fire and life safety deficiencies during con...

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Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Phot
| December 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational faci...

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For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
| December 11, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the pr...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Effective, fun fire-rated egress stairwell. Photo: TGP
| October 16, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

Among the building elements contributing to the success of the elementary school’s public learnin...

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Photo: SAFTI FIRST
October 14, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently...

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Steel curtain wall entry with heat-mirror glass. Image: TGP
| September 04, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the...

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Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
| August 17, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp s...

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SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti
| August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST  

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution th...

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Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...

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Channel glass exterior faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ
| July 07, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

The University of San Francisco’s new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation brings sc...

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For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire res
| June 27, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire resistive w...

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