The new 20,000-sf Sideyard building in Portland, Ore., includes a cross-laminated timber structural system. A new report gauges the growth prospects for mass timber in North America's construction industry. Image: Stephen Miller
There should be plenty of wood, but production capacity needs to catch up.
The new NFPA resource addresses the factors that should be confirmed by a qualified person before re-opening a building to ensure the safety of all its occupants. Photo: Silviu Costin Iancu from Pixabay
The new checklist helps building owners and facility managers ensure fire and life safety as bu...read more
Inpro’s Fireline 140 fire barrier and Owens Corning’s Foamglas cellular glass insulation are amon...read more
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...read more
SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI can be used in 45 minute doors up to a maximum clear view area of 3,288 sq. in. (33 in. x 99-5/8 in.) and in 45 minute sidelites, transoms and openings up to a maximum clear view area of 3,880 sq. in. (42-3/4 in. x 90-3/4 in.).
SAFTI FIRST’s new SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI are approved for glazing in all 45 min...read more
SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.
I refused to believe that wire glass, which has been used in the US for over 100 years, was the o...read more
After a fire completely destroyed their facility in Columbus, Ohio, Dick Cold Storage built a new facility focused on fire safety. Photo: Ryan Leasure
The new facility includes the latest and greatest in cold storage technology along with fire prot...read more
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 2012 and 2015 IBC closed an important loophole that allowed uncontrolled radiant heat transmission through vision lites in doors in exit enclosures and exit passageways. Today, fire protective ceramics are limited to 100 sq. in. in the door vision panel regardless if the building is fully sprinklered. To exceed 100 sq. in., fire resistive glazing that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263 must be used.
The 2 hour, fire resistive GPX Blast System spanned 45 feet and canted out a few degrees.
Project: Army Hospital in the West Coast
To avoid confusion, we are proposing separate charts for fire protective and fire resistive produ...read more
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
The 2012 and 2015 IBC limits the size of ceramics and fire protective glazing used in the door vision panel in 60-90 minute exit stairway or passageways to 100 sq. in. regardless if the building is fully sprinklered. The only way to exceed the 100 sq. in. vision panel limitation is by using fire resistive glazing that meets ASTM E-119.
As shocking as the Grenfell Tower fire was, it is not an isolated incident.
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 ASTM E-119 test is the most stringent and most difficult test to pass for all fire rated glaz...read more
The TimberLine Series pairs a high-strength steel subframe with a wood-veneered metal cover cap t...read more