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Perimeter Fire + Smoke Curtains for Open Atriums

Open and airy atriums are a very common and requested design feature when it comes to new construction. These atriums can be very environmentally friendly and offer large amounts of natural light and natural flow. However, securing open atriums with fire and smoke protection standpoint can be tricky. This is especially true when integrating an open stairwell or escalator in addition to a traditional elevator. READ MORE »

Product Spotlight: Model 1000

The model 1000 is one of our most popular products when it comes to providing exterior window separation. This flexible fire-rated partition deploys without power and requires only gravity to provide the safety your building requires. READ MORE »

Come Visit Us at the 2015 AIA National Convention

We are so excited to be attending the American Institute of Architects National Convention again this year! We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s event in Chicago and look forward to seeing you again this year in Atlanta. This year’s event will be taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center from May 14-16. READ MORE »

Passive Fire Protection with Fire Partitions

Controlling smoke and fire can be quite tricky when it comes to large buildings with open atriums. However, in order to allow time for occupants to evacuate safely in the event of an emergency, a smoke management system must be implemented. READ MORE »

Fire Barrier vs. Fire Partition

The term barrier and partition are frequently thrown around to describe passive smoke and fire management systems. However, when it comes to building codes, the IBC is actually quite particular READ MORE »

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