Fire Safety

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Topping Off Our One-Hour Fire-Rated Containment System: FireblockCap

Following last year’s successful launch of FireblockWall™, the first-of-its-kind, one-hour fire-rated reusable temporary containment system, STARC Systems has introduced a clever new accessory that eliminates the need for facility managers and contractors to build through the spaghetti above the ceiling – or construct a soffit ...

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STARC Systems Adds a Rated Ceiling to FireblockWall

The first modular reusable one-hour fire rated temporary containment system now features a FireblockCap™ to create an entire fire-rated enclosure—from floor to ceiling. Facility managers and contractors no longer have to build through the spaghetti above the ceiling or a soffit to the deck to meet the requirement. BRUNSWICK, ...

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What You Need to Know About Flame Spread Ratings

Occupied renovations and construction projects can invite wasteful, messy, hazardous, and unattractive temporary solutions involving drywall or polycarbonate. Allow this transitional time to be as simplified as possible with STARC Systems. For all temporary containment systems used in highly sensitive environments, know STARC ...

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What are the AHJs for fire barriers?

What is an AHJ? The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is a generic term for the code official, or other trained and certified officials, bearing responsibility for ensuring that fire barriers are constructed or installed in a manner prescribed by the manufacturer’s instructions, listings, Fire Code, Life Safety Codes, the ...

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Renovations: Understanding NFPA 241 Improves Fire Safety

During healthcare construction and renovation projects, fire safety issues typically arise from a lack of knowledge or understanding of NFPA 241, the standard that provides measures for preventing or minimizing fire damage to structures during construction, alteration or demolition.

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What is a Class A Fire Rating?

What Class A Fire Rating Means & Why It Matters The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifies a burn test (E84) to determine surface burning and smoke generation characteristics of materials used in interior construction. A Class A fire rating represents the highest rating achievable, indicating a flame ...

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What is a Fire-Rated Wall?

What Comprises a Fire-Rated Wall? Designed to contain fire and smoke for a predetermined amount of time, fire-rated walls are part of a building’s passive fire protection system. Whether permanent or temporary, these walls are inspected against applicable code by the appropriate regulatory authorities, with the goal of ...

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