New mineral wool panels expand company offering of one-hour fire-rated panels
November 9, 2023
All Weather Insulated Panels has introduced two new mineral wool panels to its existing category of fire-rated insulated metal panels. The pair of new mineral wool panels — HE42-MW and PL42-MW — are both non-combustible and provide hourly ratings.
FCIA’s Board of Directors meets quarterly to monitor FCIA’s progress, evaluate programs and set direction for the future
September 21, 2023
FCIA’s Board of Directors met in Portland, Maine, and looked ahead to the future of the association and industry. The board, comprised of specialty firestop installation contractors from around North America, approached the discussions with one common goal: having FCIA members be recognized as the industry experts in the field of passive fire and smoke protection systems.
Third-party firestop contractor accreditation programs are gaining traction
September 20, 2023
The value of the FCIA member, FM 4991-approved or UL-ULC qualified firestop contractor comes from the commitment to excellence. These important designations – FM 4991-Approved, UL-Qualified, ULC-Qualified and FCIA Member in Good Standing – are being recognized by 07 84 00 Firestopping specifications in many occupancies around the world.
L.B. Hall Fireproofing, a minority- and women-owned fireproofing company located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, announced that Estefania Roa will become the company’s new CEO. In 2022, Roa became president and owner.
Electric vehicles and motorized micro-mobility devices (e-bikes and e-scooters) are more popular than ever, but the potential for fire-related hazards associated with the lithium-ion batteries that power these forms of transport is real and often underestimated.
NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, requires fire doors to be inspected annually by a qualified person
February 26, 2023
The International Fire Code requires annual visual inspection of all fire-resistance-rated assemblies and the protection features – firestopping included. Fire doors can be the entry to building owners to help them satisfy the annual visual inspection requirement in NFPA 80 and the International Fire Code.
InfernoShield is a new non-combustible insulated glazing panel designed to provide superior protection from fire when installed in window, glazing and curtainwall systems. InfernoShield panels create a highly decorative and durable surface with exceptional fire performance properties.