How SunLit™ Roof Hatches and Smoke Vents Influence Indoor Air Quality

SunLit Roof HatchNystrom has long been an industry leader in manufacturing roof hatches and smoke vents. Over the past two decades the installation of glazed roof hatches and smoke vents has grown in popularity. This is due in part to green efforts Continue reading

Fire-Rated Floor Doors and Access Doors

Equipment Room FireAs early as 1897 the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has been addressing fire life and safety concerns. Currently, NFPA 80 is the standard for fire doors and other opening protectives. Chapter 16 of NFPA 80 is designated for access doors in both horizontal and vertical applications in fire-rated walls, floors, and floor-ceiling or roof-ceiling assemblies (NFPA, 2019, pg. 36). This article addresses common uses, styles and specification tips for fire-rated floor doors and access doors.   Continue reading

Specifying Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

6c8e95a9feefa98ae7cf295fb763In the event of a fire, a missing, empty or tampered fire extinguisher can lead to catastrophic loss. It is this reason that the installation of fire extinguisher cabinets is necessary. Fire extinguisher cabinets are designed to keep fire extinguishers, hoses and blankets secure while still providing accessibility in the event of a fire emergency. Although there are many options for fire extinguisher cabinets, we will cover the top three commercial uses.

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Understanding Fire Extinguishers, their Classifications and Operation

Whether at home, in the car, boat, work or school, you’ll find fire extinguishers everywhere; and with good reason. NFPA 10 indicates that the maximum travel distance to an extinguisher is 75 feet in a commercial building. Knowing how to select the appropriate extinguisher is critical. Continue reading

National Fire Protection Month

national-fire-prevention-awareness-month_2018Monday marked the beginning of National Fire Prevention Month. Every October local fire stations and other fire protection and prevention agencies campaign safety, security and safe egress in the event of a fire. Dennis Hunsinger, former Regional Director of FEMA said “Annual Observances like National Fire Prevention Week and National Fire Prevention Month are excellent opportunities to focus on fire hazards – but we should all practice fire safety every day – Continue reading

3-Steps To Design Effective Joints

Picture1As a manufacturer of Expansion Joint Systems, we see a lot of mistakes on expansion joints that cause biding confusion and the inevitable change order. Some of the most common problems Continue reading