Tag Archives: firestop

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 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 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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BIM & Firestop Integration

Introducing a powerful new plugin for AutoDesk Revit®. The FCM (Firestop Clash Management) plugin uses clash detection to find locations where penetrants and/or joints meet fire-rated barriers and automatically selects the appropriate firestop systems. It removes the complexity of designing … Continue reading

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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 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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