Fire and Life Safety

July 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Sustainable building trends are gaining steam, even in the current economic downturn. More than f...

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1-hour fire resistive wall with SuperLite II-XL 60 in GPX Framing. Architect: GSBS. Glazier: LCG Facades

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One of the most exciting new buildings to open its doors this year is the Salt Lake City Public S...

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One of the many fire resistive and blast-rated exterior wall openings by SAFTI FIRST at the VA Primary Care Annex in Tampa, Fla. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

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Security, safety and transparency don’t have to be mutually exclusive thanks to new glazing techn...

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SuperLite III-XL in a butt-glazed assembly

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Innovation is the engine of business success. Whether it’s the development of a brand-new product...

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Image: Sasaki Associates

Nearly 32 million people, or 28% of the East Coast's population, live in areas lying within a mil...

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SuperLite II-XL 60 with Decorative Art Glass in Stainless Steel GPX Framing work together to make this 1-hour stairwell visually appealing and inviting. Architect: RRTL. Glazier: InterClad. Project: St. Cloud University ISELF Building in St. Cloud, Minn.

Within the architectural community, a movement called "active design" seeks to convert barren and...

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1 hour fire resistive wall meeting ASTM E-119 requirements with SuperLite II-XL 60 in GPX Framing. Architect: HDR. Glazing Contractor: Charlotte Glass

Openness and transparency were high priorities in the design of the Joint School of Nanoscience...

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Unsafe wired glass application. This was later replaced with clear fire and CPSC Category II safety rated glazing to prevent injuries. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

In the story, a high school student pushed open a hallway door glazed with wired glass. His arm...
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Code confusion has led to misapplications of fire rated glass and framing, which can have dange...
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The Kensington, Boston. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

The majority of fire rated glazing applications occur inside a building to allow occupants to e...
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To tell the truth, I didn’t want to write about the terrible events of December 14, 2012, when 20...

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More than 60% of AEC professionals surveyed by BD+C said their firms experienced heightened inter...

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SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glass and faming systems, is proud to announc...

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