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Norshield Products Fortify Critical NYC Infrastructure

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. 

Fire-Rated Products

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.

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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.

Fire-Rated Products | Feb 3, 2015

AIA course: Fire and life safety in large buildings

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online exam.

Fire-Rated Products | Jan 23, 2015

A Clear Advantage: Evaluation Criteria for Visual/Performance Qualities of Fire-Rated Glass Ceramics

To receive your free copy of the Vetrotech - A Clear Advantage white paper, please complete the…
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