Tag Archives: STI

Spotlight on Firestopping as required by Building & Safety Codes

Firestopping is well defined and mandated in the major building and safety codes. The codes are not static documents and typically change throughout a three year cycle, and accordingly STI Firestop has recently updated our guide document to reflect the most … Continue reading

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Spotlight on another “good spray tip”

RSG Caulking is a great partner of STI Firestop, particularly here in the NYC Metropolitan area. They specialize in smoke seal, firesafing, fire rated sealant, mullion wrap, and thermal insulation; and they have completed projects such as the Hearst Tower, 200 … Continue reading

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Spotlight on training and a firestop spray tip

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers STI Firestop has recently invested in ongoing training for their employees in a number of areas. Even after employees have … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Life Safety: Cable Overfill

Recently Mark Nunn, Catherine Burgoyne-Clifford (Burgoyne Sales) and I gave life safety and code compliance seminars at the NYC SCA (School Construction Authority). It was awesome to be able to educate and/or reinforce the importance of firestopping on construction projects, particularly those … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Sharpening your Ax – AIA / CES Continuing Education

Recently I have found myself giving more presentations and trainings about the key points in firestopping. Yesterday I received an email after one of my presentations that I had given at an architectural firm which read, “Thank you for the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the No Fly Zone

Lately, there has been great concern regarding the number of penetrating items near fire-restrictive construction joints. This presents a problem because penetrating items that pass through joints can inhibit the ability of the joint to allow for movement. Construction joints … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Thanksgiving

The holiday season is my favorite time of year, and for me, Thanksgiving has always been the “kick off” of that season (although I suspect that some people and retailers have pushed it back to Halloween). With all of the … Continue reading

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