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. 

Fire and Life Safety | Oct 13, 2015

Fire rated glass brings whimsical and reliable protection at children’s hospital

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

ALPOLIC® Makes the Impossible Possible: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

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.

Fire-Rated Products | Aug 24, 2015

Of Sky Garages and Dezervators: Porsche Design Tower sets a new standard of cool with the help of fire rated glass

The 60-story, 132-residence luxury Porsche Design Tower designed by Sieger Suarez Architects promises to deliver a new standard of cool.

Codes and Standards | Jul 31, 2015

2015 gypsum fire resistance design manual released

The 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls and partitions, floor-ceiling systems, area separation walls, and many others.
Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe | Jun 2, 2015

Is fire rated glass expensive?

Where product selection has the most impact on cost is also the area where the majority of fire rated glass is being used, which are 20 minute doors and 45 minute sidelites, transoms, and openings.

May 11, 2015

Fire-rated glass separation helps merge new and old pools into a single connected aquatics center

Clear fire-rated glazing helps create a light-filled, safe space for student athletes and spectators in Niles, Illinois.

Fire-Rated Products | Apr 14, 2015

Fire resistive curtain wall brings maximum light, views and safety to Aspen Art Museum

The curtain wall used for the Shigeru Ban-designed museum provides maximum daylight while protecting the art from fire

Fire and Life Safety | Bill O'Keeffe | Apr 1, 2015

Radiant Heat: The Invisible Killer

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Where there’s fire, there’s the deadly threat of radiant heat.

Mar 3, 2015

New York’s Fulton Center relies on TGP for light-flooded, underground transit hub

Fire-rated curtain wall systems filled this subterranean hub with natural light.

Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe | Feb 12, 2015

State of the fire rated glazing industry

Many years have passed since my days as the “Wired Warrior,” writes SAFTI FIRST's Bill O'Keeffe. Every year at this time I reflect on just how far the fire-rated glazing industry has come.