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.


Healthcare Facilities

MEP design considerations for rural hospitals

Rural hospitals present unique opportunities and challenges for healthcare facility operators. Oftentimes, the infrastructure and building systems have not been updated for years and require significant improvements in order to meet today’s modern medical demands. Additionally, as these smaller, more remote hospitals are acquired by larger regional and national healthcare systems, the first step by new ownership is often to update and rehabilitate the building. 



| Oct 5, 2021

Weather barrier protects Brooklyn high-rise from the elements

The building team for the 20-story 22 Chapel Street project selects GP DensElement and DensDefy to ensure the building withstands the extremes of New York weather.

Products and Materials | Oct 5, 2021

Watts Offers “Backflow Testers of Tomorrow” Scholarships

The scholarship covers the cost of an approved Backflow Tester Certification training course and exam. 

Products and Materials | Aug 16, 2021

Glen Dimplex Americas Appoints Kevin Rantin as Director of US Sales - Trade Flame Division

Glen Dimplex Americas (GD Americas) has appointed Kevin Rantin as Director of Sales and will lead the US Trade Flame Sales Team for the company’s fireplace brands including, Dimplex, Faber and Nectre. A world leader in electric fireplace technology under the Dimplex brand, Glen Dimplex Americas offers a range of industry-leading solutions for virtually every commercial sector and recently added the luxury Faber gas fireplace brand and the trusted Nectre wood-burning stove line to its expanding product portfolio.

Products and Materials | Apr 9, 2021

Working From Here: Delivering Acoustic Sanity in Multi-Family and Mixed Use Buildings in the Post-COVID Era

REGUPOL, manufacturer of a comprehensive range of noise abatement products, offers wall and ceiling isolation systems to provide a reliable solution to effectively reduce airborne noise between rooms.

Products and Materials | Apr 6, 2021

Nationwide Protective Coatings launches PERMAKOTE® Metal Roof Paint

This easy to apply roof coating system will provide many years of durable protection and will extend the roof’s life.

Coronavirus | Mar 11, 2021

The Weekly show, March 11, 2021: 5 building products for COVID-related conditions, and AI for MEP design

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about building products and systems that support COVID-related conditions, and an AI tool that automates the design of MEP systems.

Products and Materials | Sep 23, 2020

A new portable restroom is designed for mobility

Lendlease invented the H3 Wellness Hub, which can include natural lighting and UV bacteria control.

Office Buildings | Aug 16, 2020

AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson to keynote BD+C "ProCONNECT Office/Workplace," Sept. 24-25

Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), will…
Multifamily Housing | Jul 31, 2020

Railings manufacturer VistaPro launches its new website

VistaPro Architectural Railing Solutions launches new website.

Products and Materials | May 1, 2020

Introducing DriftReady Stairs

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: DriftReady Stairs’ patent-pending connectors keep stairs stable at rest, yet flexible when a building moves, accommodating seismic movement and interstory drift.


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