Tag Archives: Structural Steel

Specifying intumescent coating film thicknesses

Intumescent coatings help building owners avoid catastrophic losses by providing fire resistance while responders work to contain a fire. They offer a theoretical amount of time the coated steel can resist fire before reaching its critical failure temperature, as proven within a furnace per criteria found in various test standards.

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The Mark: Where design innovation preserves history

In the design of the Mark, a new 48-story commercial office and hotel tower in downtown Seattle, the owner and developer held the rights to demolish a historically significant church on the site, allowing for the development of a half-block footprint. However, the emotional, cultural, and also historic significance of the old church—a facility commissioned by Arthur Denny, founding father of the city of Seattle—motivated the client and local parishioners to seek alternatives.

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