5 hidden benefits of mass timber design

Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry, as well as our environment. 

Roofing and Fire Safety | Jeff Alexander | Sep 21, 2016

Metal roofing provides exceptional fire resistance

Buildings with great fire resistance will likely have lower insurance costs and be restricted by fewer codes, owing to the decreased risk. 

Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe | Aug 25, 2016

FAQ on fire rated glazing applications

Choosing the correct and code approved fire rated glazing product can be confusing, this FAQ can help.

Fire-Rated Products | Jul 21, 2016

D-Blaze® Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) Earns GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Fire Retardant Wood Treatment is first of its kind to earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Bill O'Keeffe | Jun 30, 2016

Don’t Get Caught in the 60-minute Trap

When it comes to fire rated glass, there is probably nothing more confusing than the 60-minute…
Jun 27, 2016

Fire-Rated Curtain Wall System Provides Stylish Fire Protection from the Outside In

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

On New York City’s bulletin on lot line requirements – and how it applies everywhere else

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

BRISBANE, CA (April 8, 2016) – SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glass and…
Fire-Rated Products | Mar 7, 2016

Fire Resistive Curtain Wall Helps Hospital Meet Fire and Seismic Requirements

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

Fire rated doors: standards, testing and glazing requirements

There are several safe and economical alternatives to traditional wired glass for 20-45 minute vision lites

Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe | Oct 22, 2015

Made in the USA - America's Still the Place

We’ve found that sourcing products as local as possible maximizes the potential benefits to the American economy, which in turn benefits us.