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Why & How We Designed a One-Hour Fire-Rated Wall: Behind the Scenes

When STARC Systems launched its first product in 2014, we brought to life the industry’s most innovative, durable temporary dust barrier and containment system – RealWall™. It was an exciting time because we knew we were onto something. LiteBarrier™, our reusable modular wall system, quickly followed suit. It impressed ...

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3 Ways Temporary Containment Systems Help Project Managers

There’s good news for project managers tasked with staying on schedule and on budget while remaining flexible: the industry trend toward increased use of modular solutions is forcing a closer look at temporary containment, particularly for occupied renovations. Consider three ways choosing the right temporary containment system ...

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4 Ways We Design Safety into Our Modular Wall Solutions

Spend a little time talking with our Vice President of Product Development, Bruce Bickford, and you’ll quickly realize just how deeply ingrained safety is into our design program. Keeping patients and staff safe during an occupied renovation is at the core of our mission. The pandemic certainly heightened infection prevention ...

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ASTM E119, ASTM E84 and Fire-Rated Barriers: What You Need to Know

When conducting an occupied renovation in a hospital, a one-hour fire-rated temporary construction wall is often required by national or regional jurisdictions, particularly when a working sprinkler system is not in place. Requirements and testing specifications can vary by state, city, hospital and even by project - and can ...

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