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Specified Technologies Inc. is an industry leader in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke, and hot gases. For 30 years now, our team has worked hand in hand with the construction industry to create simple solutions to complex firestopping problems.

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BUILDING A COMPANY WITH A SOUL

Entrepreneurship is part of the American? Dream.? But even in a stable economy, most? start-ups? don’t? survive. In these luid times, established companies too are experimenting to ind greater resilience? and? lexibility.? The co-founder and CEO of SpeciiedTechnologies, Inc., Charbel Tagher, shares some of what he has learned over 30 years nurturing a start-up in…

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Firestop Solutions for Archaic Construction

?A growing trend across the nation is the revitalization of old office buildings, train stations and retail spaces to create residential lofts and hotels. Many of these structures are decades old and in most cases were constructed of materials that have not been tested like modern walls and floors to ASTM E-119. STI’s Engineering Services…

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Firestop Marking and Identification

?We all rely on signs to help us navigate in unfamiliar surroundings. Anyone disembarking from an airplane outside of their home base needs the guidance of signage to find the baggage claim and ground transportation. Imagine trying to take a hike in the woods without a properly blazed trail. The well-known song might opine that…

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Firestop Clash Management: Now includes Construction Joints

?Firestop Clash Management, a plugin for Autodesk Revit?, now includes the ability to identify and assign firestop systems for construction joints. Whether the construction joint is needed for applications such as floor to floor, floor to wall, wall to wall, head of wall, or bottom of wall, FCM has it covered. For those already familiar…

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Firestop Locator: Collaboration

?Any type of building, no matter the industry, achieves the most success when collaboration is maximized. This is especially true when it comes to the construction industry. Collaboration is found everywhere on the jobsite, within each trade and also with different trades. Harnessing the power of collaboration increases productivity and energizes team members to bring…

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Sealing Temporary Penetrations with EZ-Path?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare facilities to become even more resourceful. Facilities are relocating equipment traditionally contained within the patient room such as IVs, Infusion Pumps, and patient monitoring equipment, into the corridor in an attempt to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) and reduce the frequency of contact between nurses and infected patients. We…

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What’s the most versatile firestopping product?

When it comes to versatility and firestopping, many thoughts come to mind. The ubiquitous red caulk that we see liberally applied on construction projects is obviously very versatile. Versatility in the sense of firestopping is defined as being able to adapt or be adapted to a variety of applications. While firestop caulk is used in…

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Comparison of Wet & Dry Thicknesses for STI Coatings

?Third-party tested and listed designs (e.g. UL Systems) specify wet and dry film thicknesses for applied coatings. Where dry film thickness is specified, it should supersede. Always follow the parameters of the tested and listed design for coating thickness specifications.? Dry film thickness (DFT) is directly proportional to percentage of volume solids in the coating.?…

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STI Firestop Expands Architectural Design BIM Resources with BIMsmith Partnership

Specified Technologies Inc., an industry leader in developing innovative firestopping systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke, and hot gases for over 30 years, has partnered with BIMsmith, the leading product research platform for building professionals, to expand its robust offering of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools to the architecture and engineering community….

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