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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
on October 16,2014

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and household products, 50 found in the indoor environment, and 33 in human blood, milk, and tissues.

Photo: SAFTI FIRST
on October 13,2014

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently debuted new products at the GlassBuild Show in Las Vegas and the CSI Construct Show in Baltimore.

Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
on July 08,2014

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a Japanese architect points out a major design flaw in the stadium that may endanger the spectators.

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For Gelson’s Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
on December 11,2014 in Feature

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the priority due to fire rated code requirements – but...

Effective, fun fire-rated egress stairwell. Photo: TGP
on October 16,2014 in Feature

Among the building elements contributing to the success of the elementary school’s public learning areas is a fire-rated stairwell that supports...

Steel curtain wall entry with heat-mirror glass. Image: TGP
on September 04,2014 in Feature

In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the auditorium and media center. A sleek, glass-and-...