Fire and Life Safety
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational faci...read more
When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the pr...read more
The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...read more
Among the building elements contributing to the success of the elementary school’s public learnin...read more
SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently...read more
In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the...read more
The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp s...read more
When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution th...read more
After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...read more
The University of San Francisco’s new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation brings sc...read more