Curtain Wall and Edge of Slab Firestopping
That narrow gap between your floor slab and façade is bigger than it looks and adds up to create open space for gas, smoke and flames to rise from floor to floor. Almost all international building codes now recognize how critical perimeter fire barriers are to the overall building safety plan. Ambitious designs and strict schedules mean that perimeter fire containment must be quick and easy to install correctly. Acoustic, thermal and movement requirements cannot be ignored either.
With these industry trends in mind, we have developed inventive fire compartmentation solutions that not only help protect lives, but can also help solve other engineering, specification and installation challenges as well. Pre-formed firestop barriers and versatile spray sealants are at the forefront of this new generation.
Hilti’s fire barrier systems are available for single spandrel, zero spandrel, and steel back pan curtain wall configurations. Hilti’s vast library of firestop solutions are unrivaled in the industry, ranging from traditional spandrel designs, 100% vision glass or EIFS.
Hilti was the first manufacturer with a tested perimeter fire barrier system for full vision glass with Intertek listing HI/BPF 120-11. Previous full vision glass designs were highly dependent on Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) approval as there was no provision in the code to test these systems. With our new systems, architects and owners now have assurance that their full vision glass design is secured and backed by a tested system.
Back pan or shadow box systems offer architects, fabricators, and facade installers numerous benefits. These systems are used commonly on unitized and stick built curtain wall systems. Hilti's Intertek system HI/BPF 120-12 is the first back pan system that does not require a stiffener. This translates into huge savings for the contractors.
Innovative firestop solutions and an extensive library of firestop tested systems are available to help ensure fire protection can be incorporated into a project’s design and successfully installed on site for curtain wall and edge of slab applications.