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.
Fire-Rated Products | Jul 21, 2016
Fire Retardant Wood Treatment is first of its kind to earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification
| Jun 27, 2016
Creating a sleek and aesthetically pleasing space, while also providing protection against the spread of fire between neighboring buildings, were key points in the development of LMN Architect’s 929 Office Tower in Bellevue, Washington.
Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe May 6, 2016
Determining when fire rated requirements apply, the type of fire rated glazing allowed, how much fire rated glazing can be used, and what happens when sprinklers are installed are just some of the issues that designers have to wrestle with.
Fire-Rated Products | Apr 12, 2016
Safti First introduces Superlite II-XLB, the largest 2-hour fire resistive glazing for oversize and butt-glazed applications
Fire-Rated Products | Mar 7, 2016
SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending in seamlessly with building’s design
| Bill O'Keeffe Nov 24, 2015
There are several safe and economical alternatives to traditional wired glass for 20-45 minute vision lites
Fire and Life Safety | Oct 13, 2015
Highlights of the addition included 50 private patient rooms, family sleep and dining as well as playrooms, and a family resource center.
Metals | Sep 22, 2015
It’s said that Ryerson University can be found at the intersection of Mind and Action. Ryerson’s new Student Learning Centre can certainly be found there, although the actual street address is the intersection of Yonge and Gould, in the busy heart of Toronto, one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities.