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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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Spotlight on professional firestop installers

Plumbers, HVAC contractors, sprinkler contractors, electricians, fire alarm installers, cable installers… What do they all have in common? In the course of their work, they will probably penetrate fire or smoke rated barriers. In virtually all cases, either the law … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Access STI

STI is excited to announce the launch of Access STI. This integrated web service will give registered users DIRECT ACCESS to STI Firestop information & services all in one place, at the click of a button. As a registered user, this means … Continue reading

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They say change is inevitable…

…especially when it comes to technology upgrades & equipment enhancements to your network. Continuous cable changes can turn your fire & smoke barriers into Swiss cheese, and running cables through traditional firestop sleeves is not easy. So, what is easy? EZ-Path! EZ-Path is the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on profits

Does caulking construction joints suck profits from your bottom line?  Have you ever said to yourself… there has simply got to be a better way? Your BETTER WAY is here…TTG… check out this short video… Track Top Gasket. TTG is … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Maintenance Free

STI is pleased to announce that an Evaluation Service Report (ESR) was recently issued by UL for our EZ-Path® Fire-Rated Pathways confirming code compliance with the International Building Code® (IBC), International Fire Code® (IFC), and NFPA 101, “Life Safety Code®” (LSC). … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Family & Teamwork

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, millions of workplaces, employees, parents and children celebrated the 23rd year anniversary of the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day program which encourages girls and boys across the country to dream without gender limitations … Continue reading

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