Fire-Rated Products

Top Structural Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Inpro’s Fireline 140 fire barrier and Owens Corning’s Foamglas cellular glass insulation are amon...

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101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Revolutionary, Fully Hose Stream Tested, Optically Clear, Low-cost, 45 Minute Fire Rated Glass Product For All Applications

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.).

January 08, 2019 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST’s new SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI are approved for glazing in all 45 min...

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After Devastating Fire, Ohio Business Adds BILCO Smoke Vents In Swift Rebuild

After a fire completely destroyed their facility in Columbus, Ohio, Dick Cold Storage built a new facility focused on fire safety. Photo: Ryan Leasure


| October 04, 2018 | The BILCO Company

The new facility includes the latest and greatest in cold storage technology along with fire prot...

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In this 10-minute sponsor talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Tim Na... read more
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Luxury apartments with lofts

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).

| February 05, 2018 | SAFTI FIRST

Project:  The Barrett Apartments in Columbus, OH

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The 2 hour, fire resistive GPX Blast System spanned 45 feet and canted out a few degrees.

| December 13, 2017 | SAFTI FIRST

Project:  Army Hospital in the West Coast
Architect: RLF/...

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Thermafiber SAFB

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. 

| September 14, 2017 | Owens Corning

Thermafiber® SAFB™ mineral wool batts are non-combustible, moisture-resistant, non-corrosive, non...

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The GPX FireFloor system
August 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The system uses the largest tested and listed individual glass panels for two-hour fire-resistive...

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A piece of wood on fire

Pixabay Public Domain

July 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results will help inform code changes.

Firefighters on the roof of a burning building in Alaska

Pixabay Public Domain

July 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard marks the first comprehensive international specification for this equipment.

The exterior of FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns

Photo: Tim Evanson, flickr

July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A luxury Baltimore hotel, a mixed-use building in Denver and an Alaskan High School may also have...

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Photo: Natalie Oxford, WIkimedia Commons

June 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

| June 13, 2017 | SaftiFirst

SAFTI FIRST supplied a single glass unit comprised of non-slip rated Starphire tempered...

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June 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The TimberLine Series pairs a high-strength steel subframe with a wood-veneered metal cover cap t...

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Fireframes® Curtainwall Series replaces drywall.

| November 10, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

The space, which the firm hoped to use as a gathering place for employees and clients, had no acc...

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| November 03, 2016 | SaftiFirst

The University of Chicago Hospital Group reached out to Bill Zientarski of Hi-Performance Glazing...

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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

Photo: dchrisoh/Creative Commons

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.

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