New York City has two very large buildings dedicated to answering the 911 calls of its five boroughs. With more than 11 million emergency calls annually, it makes perfect sense. The second of these buildings, the Public Safety Answering Center II (PSAC II) is located on a nine-acre parcel of land in the Bronx. It’s an imposing 450,000 square-foot structure—a 240-foot-wide by 240-foot-tall cube. The gleaming aluminum cube risesthe equivalent of 24 stories from behind a grassy berm, projecting the unlikely impression that it might actually be floating. Like most visually striking structures, the building has drawn as much scorn as it has admiration.
Safti First Fights Through Assertions Made By Plaintiffs Ely Holdings Limited And Greenlite Glass Systems That Safti First’s Fire Rated Floor System Infringed On Their Patent
In a summary judgement dated February 3, 2021, Chief Magistrate Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the patent infringement claims filed by Ely Holdings Limited (Ely) and Greenlite Glass Systems (Greenlite) against SAFTI FIRST, a USA fire rated glass and framing manufacturer, could not proceed to trial, finding that the SAFTI FIRST’s fire resistant floor does not violate Ely’s patent.
A new white paper from Walter P Moore offers an in-depth review of the flood protection process and proven approaches.
| Feb 13, 2018
Fire-Rated Products | Feb 5, 2018
Project: The Barrett Apartments in Columbus, OH
Architect: Sandvick Architects
Glazier: Advanced Glass Systems
Products: SuperLite II-XL 60 in GPX Architectural Series Framing (walls); SuperLite II-XL 60 in GPX Builders Series Temperature Rise Doors (doors)
Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe Jan 23, 2018
Fire-Rated Products | Dec 13, 2017
Army Hospital features first-ever fire resistive, blast rated curtain wall that meets DoD Antiterrorism Standards
Project: Army Hospital in the West Coast
Architect: RLF/US Army Corps of Engineers
Glazing Contractor: Sashco
Products: GPX Blast fire resistive blast curtain wall system up to 2 hours (exterior); SuperLite II-XL 60 and 120 in GPX Architectural series wall framing (interior)
| Oct 19, 2017
Fire-Rated Products | Sep 14, 2017
Thermafiber® SAFB™ mineral wool batts are non-combustible, moisture-resistant, non-corrosive, non-deteriorating, mildew-resistant and vermin-resistant and can be installed in both steel and wood framed construction.
Fire-Rated Products | Aug 15, 2017
The system uses the largest tested and listed individual glass panels for two-hour fire-resistive glass floor applications.
Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe Jul 19, 2017
As shocking as the Grenfell Tower fire was, it is not an isolated incident.
Fire-Rated Products | Jun 13, 2017
SAFTI FIRST supplied a single glass unit comprised of non-slip rated Starphire tempered laminated Glass with 1/8” Non-Skid White Dots from Oldcastle insulated to custom SuperLite II-XL fire resistive glazing.