That narrow gap between your floor slab and façade is bigger than it looks! Take a 100 x 100 ft. building with the usual 3” void: that’s a tiny footprint, but it adds up to 100 ft2 of open space for gas, smoke and flames to rise from floor to floor. After numerous fires – which have taken hold via these voids between the fire-rated floor and non-fire rated curtain wall – almost all international building codes now recognize how critical perimeter fire barriers are to the overall building safety plan.
Ambitious designs and strict schedules mean that perimeter fire containment must be quick and easy to install correctly. Acoustic, thermal and movement requirements can’t be ignored either.
With these industry trends in mind, we have developed inventive fire compartmentation solutions that not only protect lives, but can solve other engineering, specification and installation challenges as well. Pre-formed firestop barriers and versatile spray sealants are at the forefront of this new generation.