Tag Archives: UL Systems

Spotlight on Scott Greenwald

Construction industry veteran joins STI Firestop Scott Greenwald has recently joined STI Firestop’s NY-NJ Metropolitan team, he will be partnering with me as a fellow Territory Manager. Scott is a fine person and a real professional. He brings with him … 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 “Standardize with STI”

When you standardize with STI, you will reap the benefits by exclusively using STI products on all of your projects. Compatibility issues with caulks, sealants, & sprays exist between different manufacturers that compromise performance because of the various chemical compounds … 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 Groundhog Day

Ever since I first saw the movie Groundhog Day in 1993, any unpleasant situation that seems to repeat itself makes me think of this movie. If you are unfamiliar, Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman (played by Bill Murray) finds … 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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Product spotlight on FastTack All-Weather Firestop Spray

SpecSeal® FastTack® Firestop Spray dries rapidly and cures in the presence of atmospheric moisture to form a durable, flexible, water-resistant shield against the propagation of fire, smoke and combustion byproducts. Check out this video highlighting one of the key benefits…. As you … Continue reading

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