The system uses the largest tested and listed individual glass panels for two-hour fire-resistive...read more
Results will help inform code changes.
The standard marks the first comprehensive international specification for this equipment.
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A luxury Baltimore hotel, a mixed-use building in Denver and an Alaskan High School may also have...read more
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These blocks will undergo further testing to determine if they are safe.
The GPX FireFloor System has the largest tested and listed individual glass panel sizes for fully-supported and butt-glazed 1-2 hour fire resistive glass floor applications. Photo credit: Mike Schwartz Photography
SAFTI FIRST supplied a single glass unit comprised of non-slip rated Starphire tempered...read more
The TimberLine Series pairs a high-strength steel subframe with a wood-veneered metal cover cap t...read more
Fireframes® Curtainwall Series replaces drywall.
The space, which the firm hoped to use as a gathering place for employees and clients, had no acc...read more
The University of Chicago Hospital Group reached out to Bill Zientarski of Hi-Performance Glazing...read more
Fire Retardant Wood Treatment is first of its kind to earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification
Fire-rated curtain wall emulates SG curtain wall
Creating a sleek and aesthetically pleasing space, while also providing protection against the sp...read more
SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending...read more
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The manuals provide information on preventing, reducing fire losses in buildings under constructi...read more
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Two innovations tap into the multi-use potential for fire/life safety infrastructure.
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.
Highlights of the addition included 50 private patient rooms, family sleep and dining as well as...read more
Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, Ontario, Canada ALPOLIC®/fr Custom Prismatic SEP Blue Finish.
It’s said that Ryerson University can be found at the intersection of Mind and Action. Ryerson’s...read more
The 60-story, 132-residence luxury Porsche Design Tower designed by Sieger Suarez Architects prom...read more
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The 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls an...read more
In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, N...read more
NFPA life safety engineer Ron Coté settles the debate over second egress doors and exit signs....
The technical committees responsible for NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, have been lo...read more
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.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more
Clear fire-rated glazing transfers daylight. Image courtesy of TGP.
Clear fire-rated glazing helps create a light-filled, safe space for student athletes and spectat...read more
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.
The curtain wall used for the Shigeru Ban-designed museum provides maximum daylight while protect...read more
Fire-rated curtain wall systems filled this subterranean hub with natural light.
Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online e...read more
A pilot program that rapidly identified and resolved fire and life safety deficiencies during con...read more