Monthly Archives: March 2016

Spotlight on DIIM for firestopping

Life Safety Digest (LSD) is a big part of the FCIA’s strategy to educate about the importance of the ‘DIIM’ for firestopping and effective compartmentation. I was happy to be able to contribute an article to the most recent edition of LSD. Click … Continue reading

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Spotlight on STI BIM Resources

A quick and effective method to integrate firestop into your complex building design. Specified Technologies Inc. offers BIM objects for architects and engineers to import into building models. Developed using Autodesk® Revit®, specialized software developed for building information modeling, these … Continue reading

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Spotlight on firestopping conduit risers

Firestopping conduit risers has always been a challenge for electrical contractors on high-rise construction projects. Typically anywhere from 8-20, 4″ conduits rise through the building, originating in the basement and continuing up the building through fire-rated floors.  There are a … Continue reading

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Know when to say when: friends don’t let friends overfill sleeves

Recently I was at a cocktail party making some new connections when someone asked me the good old question, “So, what do you do?” As a sales rep in the firestop industry, whenever I get this question, I have to … Continue reading

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