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Spotlight on Shrinkage

The Incredible Shrinking… Firestop Sealant? May 16, 2017 by James P. Stahl Jr., CFPS, CDT, Vice President & General Manager, Engineering and Emerging Businesses Do firestop sealants shrink? This is a question that has been bandied about at various industry … Continue reading

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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 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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Know when to say when: friends don’t let friends overfill sleeves

Recently I was at a cocktail party making some new connections when someone asked me the good old question, “So, what do you do?” As a sales rep in the firestop industry, whenever I get this question, I have to … Continue reading

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