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Evolving Technologies in Fire and Smoke Control: A Deep Dive into Smoke Guard's Innovative Solutions

February 6, 2024

Evolving Technologies in Fire and Smoke Control: A Deep Dive into Smoke Guard's Innovative Solutions

In the ever-evolving landscape of fire and smoke control, a harmonious blend of active and passive measures is proving to be the key to enhanced safety. One noteworthy advancement in this domain is the Fire Service Control Station (FSCS) introduced by Smoke Guard, which acts as a master control panel orchestrating all mitigation systems within a building.

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Did you know that smoke is the most deadly part of a fire?

January 23, 2024

Did you know that smoke is the most deadly part of a fire?

BILCO fire safety products are designed for proper ventilation and emergency evacuation. Make sure your building is safe and up to code.

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Unveiling the Innovative Smoke Guard M4000: Ultimate Protection for Wide Openings

December 21, 2023

Unveiling the Innovative Smoke Guard M4000: Ultimate Protection for Wide Openings

Welcome to the revolutionary M4000 by Smoke Guard, a cutting-edge solution engineered to protect openings up to 15 feet in drop length and an impressive width of 220 feet. Explore the capabilities of the M4000.

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Safeguarding Hospital Environments: 8 Crucial Measures for Enhanced Fire Safety

November 21, 2023

Safeguarding Hospital Environments: 8 Crucial Measures for Enhanced Fire Safety

In the realm of healthcare, the specter of fire hazards poses a particularly menacing threat due to the presence of immobile patients, volatile substances, and intricate infrastructure. Despite stringent regulations, hospitals remain susceptible to fire incidents, underlining the paramount importance of robust fire safety measures.

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Smoke Guard Draft Curtain: a cost-effective solution designed for warehouses, aircraft hangars and manufacturing environments

October 17, 2023

Smoke Guard Draft Curtain: a cost-effective solution designed for warehouses, aircraft hangars and manufacturing environments

Smoke Guard Draft Curtain: a cost-effective solution designed for warehouses, aircraft hangars and manufacturing environments. This innovative strategy automatically removes smoke, channeling it away from the fire and out of the building.

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How Code Reports Help Propel Innovation and Ensure Safety

September 12, 2023

How Code Reports Help Propel Innovation and Ensure Safety

Code reports provide information about the safety, quality and performance of a product, system or service based on third-party testing according to specific standards or requirements. These reports provide additional technical information relied upon by code authorities — along with architects, engineers and contractors — to provide safe, code-compliant use of products where the building code prescriptively identifies the product or system, specifies performance-based requirements for the product or system, or has multiple requirements for the product not covered by a single standard.

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8 Essential Solutions to Improve Hospital Fire Safety

April 11, 2023

8 Essential Solutions to Improve Hospital Fire Safety

SourceA fire in any type of building can cause injury, property damage and even death. A fire in a healthcare facility — where people may not be able to leave…

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Top 4 things to think about when specifying fire and smoke curtains

February 9, 2023

Top 4 things to think about when specifying fire and smoke curtains

As an architect or designer, there is a lot riding on your recommendation of who should provide smoke and fire curtains on a project. The provider should have a single source responsibility for materials and labor while also providing service capabilities once the project is completed. Here are the four key points we’ve found that need to be considered before making this vital decision.

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Fire rated door and frame assemblies

February 7, 2023

Fire rated door and frame assemblies

Fire resistance is the property of a material (such as insulation) or assembly of materials to withstand fire, continue to perform its given function and/or provide containment of a fire for a specified period, and prevent the fire from spreading. The occupancy level, building type and egress requirements based on national, state, and local codes will dictate the use of many more fire rated openings throughout most of these buildings. So, what exactly is a fire-rated door, and how is it different from any other door in your building?

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Backdraft and pressure relief dampers

January 31, 2023

Backdraft and pressure relief dampers

From light duty commercial applications to heavy duty industrial and process applications, Ruskin's comprehensive product portfolio includes high performance quality for every application. The commercial dampers provide low pressure openings with exceptional pressure drop performance, while the industrial line includes heavier gauge materials to withstand the high velocities and back pressures associated with these applications. 

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Fire and Safety Protection in High-Traffic Student Spaces

January 11, 2023

Fire and Safety Protection in High-Traffic Student Spaces

As part of the University of Arizona’s revitalization project, the school’s Bear Down Gym was remodeled to help create the university’s new Student Success District. The multiphase campus building renovation project included renovations to the Main Library, Science Library and Bear Down Gym buildings as part of the school’s initiative to enhance student performance. But this kind of undertaking comes with a number of challenges, especially when some of the buildings on the campus are almost 100 years old.

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Sheet lead: a quick and cost-effective method to efficiently shield radiation

December 16, 2022

Sheet lead: a quick and cost-effective method to efficiently shield radiation

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4 Innovative Fire Protection Technologies for 2022

November 16, 2022

4 Innovative Fire Protection Technologies for 2022

With contemporary technology, the fire safety business continues to see impressive leaps in innovation. Fire safety advances that would have seemed like science fiction a decade ago are now becoming a reality. Take a look at some of the most recent breakthroughs in fire safety technology and how they are saving lives:

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Automatic Smoke Vents protect property and aid firefighters

September 1, 2022

Automatic Smoke Vents protect property and aid firefighters

Automatic Smoke Vents protect property and aid firefighters in bringing a fire under control by removing smoke, heat, and gases from a burning building. Smoke vents are ideally suited for large expanses of unobstructed space such as factories, warehouses, auditoriums, and retail facilities. Mechanical smoke vents are activated upon the melting of a fusible link and options are available for smoke detector and fire alarm activation.

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Not sure which elevator smoke curtain is the best for your product? Try out the Smoke Guard Product Selector!

August 5, 2022

Not sure which elevator smoke curtain is the best for your product? Try out the Smoke Guard Product Selector!

Interested in Smoke Guard elevator protection? Follow these steps and enter your dimensions to view suggested products. You can also give us a call and talk with one of our experts!

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6 Common Places Fires in Buildings Begin

May 20, 2022

6 Common Places Fires in Buildings Begin

Smoke and fire protection systems are required by code for any commercial building. However, when designing office spaces, it's important to pay special attention to where fires are most likely to occur. View the top six.

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STC or OITC? How to select the proper sound rating for automatic smoke vents

March 21, 2022

STC or OITC? How to select the proper sound rating for automatic smoke vents

Diving into the world of acoustical ratings is like opening a can of alphabet soup. You’re unsure which letters will float to the top, what their significance is and how to unscramble and define the mishmash of letters staring at you. While there is a jumble of letters, the critical ratings for determining the acoustical quality of building products fall into two groups: Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC). Depending upon the structure being built and the application of the products, the difference in the ratings is essential for architects, designers and construction teams to understand.

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Smoke Barrier and Partition Requirements: Everything You Need to Know

March 11, 2022

Smoke Barrier and Partition Requirements: Everything You Need to Know

It’s well known that commercial buildings must meet specific code requirements when installing fire and smoke mitigation systems. Most projects will include the use of either smoke barriers or smoke partitions — but what’s the difference? A smoke barrier is intended to stop the spread of fire and smoke from one area to another and the materials used to construct it will have a designated fire rating of their own. Smoke partitions are not necessarily fire-resistant and are primarily used to stop the spread of smoke only. Below is a more detailed explanation of the function of both as well as examples of systems currently in use.

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Glass Railing: Building Code Considerations

February 16, 2022

Glass Railing: Building Code Considerations

Glass railings lend an effortlessly modern visual appeal to both exteriors and interiors. However, glass railing code requirements need to be met in order to comply with safety guidelines and earn inspection approval. In this post Morse Architectural will list some of the codes you’ll need to consider for your glass railing project to ensure you get the most value from your railing installation.

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ACDSV acoustical smoke vent designed to guard against noise intrusion while providing the security of automatic smoke venting

February 7, 2022

ACDSV acoustical smoke vent designed to guard against noise intrusion while providing the security of automatic smoke venting

BILCO's ACDSV acoustical smoke vent is designed to guard against noise intrusion while providing the security of automatic smoke venting. Acoustical vents feature industry-high STC 50 and OITC-46 sound ratings. They are ideal for concert halls, theaters and other interior applications that require limited noise from the outside. Vents are available in steel construction and in a number of UL-Listed standard sizes.

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