Recent high-rise fires around the world have shown professionals must be vigilant against potential fire hazards. The Construction Specifier’s series of sponsored e-books continues with a multifaceted look at fire behavior in buildings and designing for occupant safety.
Both fiberglass and stone wool insulation have merit, promote fire protection and sustainability, and offer value to architects, contractors, and property owners alike. This article’s intent is to present a scientific examination of the benefits of using each.
Fire-rated curtain walls can prevent a fire from traveling to or from neighboring buildings without restricting visibility. Unlike gypsum, masonry, and other opaque fire-rated materials, this multi-functionality can bring fire and life safety goals in line with the aesthetic design intent.
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