Burning Questions: Alternate methods of construction and fire-rated glazing

Griffiths, Jeff
June 2013
Construction Specifier;Jun2013, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p12
Trade Publication
In this article, the author discusses the controversy surrounding a U.S. manufacturer of sprinkler heads and other fire equipment accessories that attempted to demonstrate how a solely active fire suppression system could replace the need for passive fire-rated glazing in buildings. The author questions the approval the manufacturer received following a review process conducted by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES).


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