Life safety ducts such as those supplying fresh pressurization air to an exit stairwell or those designed to extract smoke from a fire area in a building are just a few amongst the many air distribution system (ADS) duct types required by code to be
When I began practicing as a fire protection engineer, the codes that were used in the US were referred to as performance codes. This was primarily due to the fact that the codes did not specify a particular wall assembly as being 200 mm (8
Easy-to-install solution provides flexible fire protection.
Engineers’ firestop designs may not turn heads in a commercial building project, but it can be what saves lives. Now with 3M™ Interam™ Endothermic Mat (E-Mat), they can easily design for a broad range of applications providing flexible, full-envelope fire
A recent report published by Markets and Markets, a global market research and consulting company based in the USA, has forecast that the fire protection systems market will grow from US$34.74 billion in 2013 to US$66.56 billion in 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate