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Spotlight on Fire Protection for Underslab Curtain Wall Anchors

Curtain wall connections or anchor points located beneath the floor slab can be subjected to direct fire exposure that can compromise their integrity. The UL Guide Information for Category XHDG, Perimeter Fire-Containment Systems has included general specifications for the protection … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Made in the USA

No matter what your political views are, we can all agree that today, January 20, 2017 (#DayOne) we get a new President, and with him comes an increased focus on Made in the USA.  At STI Firestop, we take Made … Continue reading

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GO LIVE with STI

At STI Firestop, we are always looking for ways to better communicate with you, our firestop customers and provide you with the best experience possible. As if Access STI and our new submittal builder wasn’t enough… we’ve done it again… … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Beating the Clock

By Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM and James P. Stahl Jr., CFPS, CDT Effective August 1, 2016, The Joint Commission changed the Statement of Conditions® (SOC) process related to Life Safety (LS) requirements. Previously, deficiencies discovered during mock surveys or … Continue reading

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Spotlight on membrane penetrations

A couple of weeks ago, I received the following email… “Please review the inspectors deficiency report and provide us an Engineering Judgment similar to what you sent me just for a 1″ insulated copper pipe, but it penetrates only one side … Continue reading

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Spotlight on sealing your ceiling

Well we’ve done it again! Check out our new NEZ33CK EZ-Path® Smoke and Acoustical Pathway with Ceiling Kit. This very cool, patented design, protects sensitive cables while allowing them to penetrate non-rated ceilings, providing a smoke and environmental seal that regulates air … Continue reading

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Spotlight on healthcare facilities

Firestop is typically installed in areas that you do not want to disrupt if you don’t have to, especially in healthcare facilities. I was recently at a healthcare “summit” where there were different panels for discussion regarding healthcare facility concerns. There … Continue reading

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