This year’s analysis draws from 2,800 projects.
The gymnasium on the third floor was converted to luxury apartments with lofts. The gymnasium floor was preserved and became part of the apartments (photo from CASTO).
Project: The Barrett Apartments in Columbus, OH
The 2 hour, fire resistive GPX Blast System spanned 45 feet and canted out a few degrees.
Project: Army Hospital in the West Coast
Thermafiber® SAFB™ (Sound Attenuation Fire Blankets) FF are UL® validated formaldehyde-free mineral wool insulation batts designed to provide acoustical control, thermal performance and fire protection.
Thermafiber® SAFB™ mineral wool batts are non-combustible, moisture-resistant, non-corrosive, non...read more
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.
Photo: Tim Evanson, flickr
A luxury Baltimore hotel, a mixed-use building in Denver and an Alaskan High School may also have...read more
Photo: Natalie Oxford, WIkimedia Commons
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
Photo: dchrisoh/Creative Commons
The manuals provide information on preventing, reducing fire losses in buildings under constructi...read more
Photo: Industrial Technology Research Institute.
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
Photo courtesy of the Gypsum Association
The 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls an...read more