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.
| Jan 10, 2014
BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice, technology recommendations, and thoughtful commentary on how Building Teams can help school districts prevent, or at least mitigate, a Sandy Hook on their turf.
| Jan 9, 2014
From facial recognition cameras to IP-based door hardware, here are key technology-related considerations you should discuss with your school district clients.
| Dec 13, 2013
From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup of new fire and life safety products and technologies.
| Rob Cassidy Dec 5, 2013
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| Nov 14, 2013
US Operations of Global Acquisition Strengthen Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s Special Hazards Fire Protection Capabilities for Mining, Telecommunications and Energy Markets
| Oct 27, 2013
SimplexGrinnell Awarded Contract by National Joint Powers Alliance for Streamlined Procurement of Fire and Life-Safety Solutions
Agreement Provides 50,000 Public Entities with Simplified Access to Comprehensive Suite of Products and Services
| Aug 23, 2013
The newly-opened Exploratorium has brought energy and excitement to the city’s bustling waterfront. EHDD transformed the historic Pier 15, built in 1915, to a 330,000 square foot indoor and outdoor campus, being touted as the largest net-zero building in the city and potentially the largest net-zero museum in the world.
| Aug 22, 2013
With the first round of system-connected carbon monoxide (CO) detectors reaching their end of life, there’s a big opportunity for dealers and installers to increase their revenue streams through CO detector replacements. System Sensor has launched a new CO-PLATE Carbon Monoxide Detector Plate to coincide with this opportunity.