December 5, 2013
Decoding Fire Rated Framing Requirements (December 2013)
Since 2004, SAFTI FIRST has been writing articles aimed to educate building officials, designers, glazing contractors and the public on the two types of fire rated glazing products based on performance: fire protective, which meant it blocked smoke and flames only and met NFPA 252/257, or fire resistive...
August 5, 2013
Traditional Wired Glass Poses Liability Risk for School Districts, Private Schools and Architects (August 2013)
The Department of Defense (DoD) published the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01 Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings as a mandatory guideline to mitigate the threats of terrorism against buildings and ensure the safety of the individuals that inhabit them...
April 5, 2013
Fire Rated Glazing Codes in Healthcare Occupancies (April 2013)
When the International Code Committee (ICC) published the revised Table 716.5 in the 2012 IBC (formerly Table 715.4 in the 2009 IBC), the code community saw it as a significant step in clarifying the confusion around the glazing requirements for fire door assemblies...
February 5, 2013
Transparent Lab Walls Enhance Collaboration, Sustainability and Fire Safety (February 2013)
Modern science is a social activity. Multi-discplinary teams work to solve important challenge. It is not uncommon to find biologists, engineers, computer scientists, chemists, medical doctors and others working side-by-side to develop new health therapies, medical devices, agricultural or industrial products or energy solutions...

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