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Fire-Rated Products

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

July 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

There should be plenty of wood, but production capacity needs to catch up.

NFPA develops business reopening checklist for fire and life safety measures

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

   

 

June 09, 2020 | NFPA

The new checklist helps building owners and facility managers ensure fire and life safety as bu...

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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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SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

| November 26, 2018 |

I refused to believe that wire glass, which has been used in the US for over 100 years, was the o...

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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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| May 24, 2018 |
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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| February 13, 2018 |
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
Architect:...

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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. 

| January 23, 2018 |

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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| October 25, 2017 |

To avoid confusion, we are proposing separate charts for fire protective and fire resistive produ...

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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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Fire protective glazing used in a door vision panel in 60-90 minute exit stairway

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. 

| July 19, 2017 |

As shocking as the Grenfell Tower fire was, it is not an isolated incident.

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 13, 2017 |

The ASTM E-119 test is the most stringent and most difficult test to pass for all fire rated glaz...

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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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