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Please note, the order volume has been updated. This is due to package and minimum order quantities.
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Stay informed on the latest updates through our Fire Protection News page. Learn about new firestopping and steel protection product innovations and updates, impacts of building code changes and advancements in testing. Discover upcoming industry events or educational webinars to learn more about our fire protection products and services.
June 13, 2022 - Finding firestop systems from the jobsite has never been easier! Use our new Firestop Selector mobile app to find and view firestop systems and documentation in-real time on a mobile device or tablet. More than 1500 firestop systems, both full system and trade versions, are currently available at your fingertips.
Quickly find Hilti firestop systems that may be suitable for your application using either Direct Search OR Guided Search. Direct Search allows you to efficiently download a system upon inputting the listing number or a specific product name. Guided Search leads you through the process of refining potential system results and exploring options based on your site conditions. System solutions and documentation can be selected, saved, and organized to project folders to easily find later!
June 6, 2022 - Smoke and acoustic wall assemblies are often one of the most common partition types in today’s mixed-use and multi-family construction. While sealing joints for fire resistance in smoke partitions is not typically required by code, the passage of smoke should typically be mitigated by an approved material. When it comes to these assemblies, smoke passage isn’t the only concern for many owners and specifiers. Sound attenuation, energy efficiency, odor limitation, and infection disease control are often important design and construction considerations.
Hilti has developed a simpler to install, more productive, and more cost-effective solution to use with these non-fire-rated assemblies: CS-TTS SA Smoke & Acoustic Track Seal. CS-TTS SA is a head-of-wall, prefabricated seal that saddles the ceiling runner to provide a smoke and sound seal between the concrete slab above and the gypsum assembly below. This solution offers the opportunity to install the top of wall seal at the same time as the track attachment, which can significantly help reduce rework and additional trips to the joint compared to sealant. CS-TTS SA has been acoustically tested according to ASTM E90 and provides an acoustic performance up to 62 STC (related to specific construction).
May 20, 2022 - Correct firestop installation is critical to helping achieve compliant and safer fire-rated assemblies – whether you are sealing a horizontal joint, filling an opening around a pipe through-penetration, or protecting electrical boxes. Hilti CP 617 Firestop Putty Pads, moldable firestop putty, helps protect electrical outlet boxes, junction boxes and washer/dryer boxes in common electrical applications.
Hilti has new training documentation available to help ensure electrical outlet box membrane penetrations are correctly firestopped when installing Hilti CP 617 Firestop Putty Pads. An installation guide provide guidance to support correct firestop installation, in accordance with the listing documentation, and installation review. Please visit the link below to download our installation guide.
April 15, 2022 - Hilti’s Firestop Selector app enables installers and field team members to submit engineering judgment (EJ) requests from their phone or tablet and gives you a direct link to Hilti’s engineering team. The app allows real-time action from the installers in the field and reduces reliance on administration from the office, resulting in increased productivity and reduced time spent on managing and coordinating EJs.
Employees in the field can easily add site photos to EJ requests and can exchange comments and questions with our team in real time. Status updates provide transparency and improve communication to achieve greater quality EJs. Projects and firestop documents can also be shared amongst teams, providing increased visibility. The Hilti Firestop Selector app is available anywhere at any time to request and manage EJs and find firestop systems.
March 31, 2022 - We are excited to announce Hilti Endo-Shield—a high-temperature endothermic mat for passive fire protection of critical cable circuits, fuel lines, communication systems, and many other MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems. With the launch of Endo-Shield, we can help protect survivability pathways that are critical for first responders to maintain communications in commercial buildings in the event of a fire.
It is the industry’s first LBP (Low Bio Persistent) endothermic mat for passive fire protection. LBP materials allow fibers to more easily clear from the lungs compared to ceramic fibers, resulting in a safer non-carcinogenic product for the installer. With its unique lightweight and highly flexible design, Hilti Endo-Shield is a more efficient solution, especially for small diameter pipes.
March 31, 2022 - Experience faster and more efficient installation with our new CS-S SA Light smoke and acoustic sealant (CS-S SA Light). Its best-in-class tooling and dispensing helps you achieve a cleaner finish for sealing joints and penetrations in just one pass. Unlike traditional sealants that require great effort to dispense, CS-S SA Light is 44% lighter, helping decrease installation fatigue during the dispensing process. The low VOCs, formulated to meet LEED® V4 project requirements, also promote high standards for the health and safety of you and your crew.
Learn more about this lightweight, paintable smoke and acoustic sealant for drywall joints and pipe penetrations, including some CPVC pipes.
Hilti has developed a new solution for a difficult field application: multiple conduits passing through medium to large openings in gypsum or concrete/block walls. Often referred to within the industry as “conduit banks”, these openings present challenges when trying to achieve proper firestopping. To address this, a new tested UL Systems is available, W-L-1603 & W-J-1327, allowing Hilti’s CP 660 Fire Foam to be installed within these multiple penetration openings. This helps to drastically reduce the complexity and labor required to firestop correctly.
CP 660 is a versatile fire foam that allows for easy shaping during the curing phase. When dispensed, it is stable enough to inject into openings without additional forming materials. However, remains flexible in its cured state for the additional future penetrations. Single sided installation is also possible increasing productivity for this challenging application. Upon curing, CP 660 also offers outstanding sound insulation and smoke resistance properties thanks to its flexible foam structure.
November 19, 2021 - Hilti’s Top Track Seal products have undergone rigorous screening and testing in contact with CPVC and are now listed as part of the FBC™ System Compatible Program. This program assists product manufacturers like Hilti in determining whether their product has chemical compatibility with Lubrizol CPVC. This program was developed to provide building contractors with a reliable selection of ancillary products confirmed to be compatible with Lubrizol CPVC piping systems. including FlowGuard®, BlazeMaster®, Corzan® and products made with TempRite® Technology.
Hilti's CFS-TTS (flat deck), CFS-TTS MD (metal deck) & CS-TTS SA (smoke and acoustic) Top Track Seal products are now listed with the FBC™ System Compatible Program. To achieve this, these preformed joint solutions have faced formulation screening and extensive physical testing in contact with CPVC material samples at a Lubrizol appointed third-party laboratory. Please visit the link below for Hilti Top Track Seal product information and use the Lubrizol System Compatibility Product Finder for a full list of Hilti and Lubrizol compatible products (select Manufacturer: Hilti).
October 14, 2021 - The new Hilti Firestop Submittal Generator enables customers, installers and designers to create project submittals with firestop listings and offers the ability to include product data sheets, certificates and other technical documentation. This allows users to productively plan, install and manage firestop solutions.
After selecting systems with Hilti Firestop Selector, the Firestop Submittal Generator can be used to create a cover page and include the documents of your choice: Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Product Data Sheets (PDS), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Living Building Challenge (LBC), Engineering Judgements (EJs) and more. The submittal can be edited, saved to a project and shared with colleagues, partners or customers. Spend less time collating documents and submitting on firestop systems with Hilti’s Firestop Submittal Generator.
October 1, 2021 - Experience an improved digital Engineering Judgment (EJ) process for firestop applications with the new Hilti Construction platform, including a user-friendly and intuitive interface where you can submit, track, and store your EJ requests.
Hilti’s new digital EJ process for firestop applications is a streamlined and self-service way to create a new EJ, submit revisions to previously completed EJs, or connect with Hilti’s Fire Protection Engineering Team for additional support. It’s one more way Hilti is there for you, from start to finish.
October 1, 2021 - Request an Engineering Judgment (EJ) anytime, anywhere with the new Hilti Firestop Selector mobile app! Your firestop custom technical requests are now accessible from the jobsite, on the road, or in the office, with direct access to the Hilti Fire Protection Design Team. You can use this tool for new EJ requests, EJ revisions or technical questions. The Firestop Selector app offers EJs for various applications including through-penetrations, construction joints, or edge of slab applications, with simple drop-down menus for customers to detail site conditions.
The Firestop Selector app may also be used to track the status of an EJ request or question, or to send and view comments to and from the Hilti Fire Protection Design Team. Users of the Firestop Selector app may also upload documents (photos, sketches, drawings), and retrieve the final EJ drawing on the mobile app. Download the Hilti Firestop Selector app today on both Apple (iOS) and Play (Android) stores and spend less time requesting and managing EJs.
June 1, 2021 - CFS-CID MD is our one-step firestop cast-in sleeve for plastic pipe penetrations through corrugated metal deck slabs. Since the initial launch of the CFS-CID MD Portfolio which offered solutions for 2" and 3" metal deck, we have been able to expand the portfolio to address other types of metal decks that are in the field. We have developed a new CFS-CID MD firestop solution for both standard and inverted 1-1/2" metal deck projects.
April 2, 2021 - Hilti’s Firestop Block CFS-BL is an innovative pre-formed solution for firestopping a variety of through-penetrations in large openings. The CFS-BL's pioneering Grid-Tech component and improved formula allow for firestop systems with larger wall or floor openings and greater annular space between penetrants and the opening. This solution has UL Listings requiring no additional wire mesh and also achieves improved performance under fire conditions.
If your facility requires strict air-flow control or infection disease control, Hilti’s CFS-BL is an excellent choice. With its pre-compressed, stackable design, CFS-BL firestop blocks provide a tight seal with no additional compression required. The Hilti Firestop Block is a great solution for a variety of applications, with simple installation in over 50 UL firestop systems. Combining fast installation, easy re-penetration that allows for future expansion, and a superior range of applications, CFS-BL provides a flexible and reliable solution.
March 18, 2021 - At Hilti, we aim to support our customers throughout a project – from pre-design to construction, to maintenance and repairs. With sustainability as a key consideration in today's construction market, Hilti offers an expanding portfolio of fastening and fire protection solutions that meet current sustainability standards.
Our team is glad to be able to support during the design and construction process. With an easy-to-use chart that shows Hilti’s portfolio of fire protection products and the corresponding technical and sustainability information, you can be sure you’re designing and building with the products that meet today's challenging green building requirements.
January 8, 2020 - Increasing market demands on projects with short timelines, budgets constraints, on-site space limitations and social distancing requirements require a solution to help with efficiency across your workflow.
Hilti’s Cast-In Firestop Sleeve CP 680 provides an effective solution through creating openings in concrete with the firestop already included. Our customized Prefabrication Service for CP 680 Cast-In Firestop Sleeves offers ready to use firestop sleeves for your projects, eliminating time wasted in the shop or onsite adjusting sleeve heights and assembling parts and pieces. We’ll create the customized solution for your project – all you need to know is the diameter, height, type of piping, and water requirements.
Help boost your productivity with the right firestop sleeve, ready to install — so you can stay on schedule and budget. Reach out to your local Hilti Representative or the Hilti Customer Service team for more details.
December 16, 2020 - Hilti now offers a comprehensive line of Multi-Cable Transit (MCT) products to support the most demanding sealing applications in energy, industry and data center projects. Cable transit systems are modular, adaptable sealing and passive fire protection solutions used to create gas-, smoke-, water- and blast-resistant seals around cables and pipes as they pass through openings in walls, floors, bulkheads or decks.
International energy and industry projects like onshore refineries, offshore platforms, and much of the shipbuilding industry can experience harsh conditions, remote locations and potential significant fire hazards. For these critical applications, Hilti's Multi-Cable Transit systems deliver a high-performance and practical modular, adaptable solution for creating protective seals around cables and pipes. Our innovative system also offers software that simplifies the design, documentation, estimation, and installation processes.
September 29, 2020 -Hilti’s Cast-in Firestop Sleeve for Metal Decks CFS-CID MD is a one-step firestop cast-in sleeve for both plastic and metallic pipe penetrations through corrugated metal deck slabs.
Taking into account customer feedback on the new CFS-CID MD firestop devices, Hilti has made some exciting updates to a key product feature – the Sleeve Locator. The Sleeve Locator is used to help contractors locate the firestop sleeves after the concrete has been poured, even if the concrete covers the lid of the device.
On the improved version, Sleeve Locators on the devices from the side of the sleeve to the top of the lid for all sleeve heights. This means installers will no longer need to reapply locators in cases where they may have fallen off during transportation to the site or raise the locators in cases where sleeves have been extended. This simple but innovative change will help increase efficiency, reduce labor costs and ensure consistent installation.
The new design for CFS-CID MD sleeves will soon become available for your jobsites. Contact your Hilti Account Manager or our customer service team for more details and how the CFS-CID MD sleeve can help make your jobsite more productive.
September 18, 2020 - Introducing Hilti’s All-Weather High Build CFP-SP AWHB, a new solvent-based intumescent steel protection solution. AWHB brings incredible innovation and productivity to Hilti's steel protection portfolio, which includes water-based intumescent solution Fire Finish 120+ CFP-SP WB.
AWHB allows for both internal and external exposed steel, and can be applied at temperatures ranging from 5°F to 122°F. This allows the applicator to spray during a variety of weather conditions. This product requires no primer and can be applied at 150 mils wet film thickness per coat, up to three times more per application than other intumescent coatings in the market. Drying to touch in 30 minutes, AWHB has been optimized for both 60 minutes and 120 minutes, and helps to provide maximum productivity for a wide variety of projects.
July 24, 2020 - Top Track Seal “Reveal” CFS-TTS R OS is our new solution for pre-formed head-of-wall fire stopping applications where finished looks are desired. The newest addition to our innovative Top Track Seal portfolio is offered in a matte black foil, which provides a clean look with no need for additional sealants, drywall compound or joint coverings.
The all-in-one design of Hilti Firestop Top Track Seal CFS-TTS R OS eliminates cumbersome cleaning and installation steps associated with firestop caulks and sprays to improve jobsite productivity. Simply unroll the Top Track Seal material, cut to length as necessary, saddle your metal track with CFS-TTS R OS and install as you would a bare track prior to attaching gypsum board. Hilti Firestop Top Track Seal delivers a continuous seal and has been tested and approved in accordance with UL 2079 and CAN/ULC-S115 standards.
July 15, 2020 - Check out the new submittal generator for fastening and fire protection products, available for the US and Canada. New features include a mobile-friendly user interface, the ability to select documents to include in a submittal package, delivery by download or email, as well as other options to customize the package. Technical data, material safety data sheets, installation instructions, product approvals, and more are all accessible from our submittal generator. Preparing submittal documentation for the wide variety of Hilti solutions has never been so easy.
September 20, 2022 - Hilti is happy to spotlight firestop joint systems for a unique metal deck type. This metal deck type is commonly referred to as having "inverted" or "dovetail" flutes. Such metal decks have brought innovation, and we are happy to support this technology with the following firestop systems:
HW-D-0906 for firestop using mineral wool and spray in the joint and Hilti fire foam in the flutes.
August 29, 2022 - Have you ever had a project where you needed to exclude CFS-SP WB Firestop Joint Spray from overlapping onto adjacent assemblies? Hilti is now offering systems to accommodate this topic: HW-D-0929, FF-D-0155, FW-D-0101, and WW-D-0269.
The systems referenced above all allow for the application of CFS-SP WB without overlapping the sealant onto adjacent assemblies. This allows for more options in field conditions where excluding overlap is beneficial. It is important to note that these systems also come with reduced movement capability compared to systems that do require the overlap.
August 29, 2022- Happy to announce that we have increased the assembly ratings on HW-D-0209 and BW-S-0002 to include 3-hr and 4-hr conditions. These are systems that allow for options amongst our portfolio of sealants (CP 606, CFS-S SIL GG for HWD-0209; CP 606, CFS-S SIL GG, FS-ONE MAX, and CP 605 for BW-S-0002).
Our new HW-D-0209 allows a max 3/4" joint with 16% extension and 33% compression, OR a max 7/8" joint with max 43% compression only. So we are providing great movement capability on the market. Moreover, the Hilti solution provides air leakage ratings. Our Fire Protection Design Team can address up to a max 1" joint if needed on both HW-D-0209 and BW-S-0002.
November 19, 2021 - We are excited to announce that Hilti is the first in the industry to have listed systems available for firestopping in mass timber. Mass timber construction has been on the rise in recent years, and Hilti has become a leader in offering superior solutions for the firestopping needs of complex mass timber projects.
Until recently, there were no listed firestop systems for mass timber in North America, and Engineering judgments were frequently needed to address firestop applications. Hilti has five firestop Listings for Mass Timber in Accordance with ASTM E814/UL 1479: HI/PF 120-07, HI/PF 120-08, HI/PF 120-09, HI/PF 120-10, and HI/PF 120-11.
March 25, 2021 - Hilti has successfully tested a new cUL Systems for the CFS-COS Firestop Composite Sheet, C-AJ-5444. C-AJ-5444 is a new option for firestopping insulated metallic pipe applications with composite sheet. Along with the composite sheet, wrap strips with a retaining collar are installed around the penetrating items.
This system aligns with Hilti's value-added service of cutting composite sheet. By providing Hilti's Project Management Team with project drawings that include the dimensions of each opening, Hilti can pre-cut the composite sheets prior to delivery, allowing for quicker installation on the job site – saving time and labor.
February 1, 2021 - Hilti and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) collaborated on a recently published case study, "Standardizing Firestop System Movement Certification to Improve Building Safety.” This case study explores the impact of movement on the performance of through-penetration firestop systems and the ability of these systems to meet model building codes and firestop standard requirements after experiencing movement.
UL, Hilti and other firestop manufacturers collaborated on the development of ASTM E3037-16, Standard Test Method for Measuring Relative Movement Capabilities of Through-Penetration Firestop Systems. This standard provides a method to assess the performance of though-penetration firestop systems after experiencing movement. This case study describes the development and results of the new standard and corresponding certification program.
January 22, 2021 - Hilti helps specifiers and building owners through providing some of the safest firestop products on the market. We design our firestop solutions to provide the best possible protection in all kinds of conditions – not just for fire performance, but also for important additional attributes of firestopping, such as sound transmission (STC) and pressure control.
Hilti’s CP 617 Firestop Putty Pad has now been tested in accordance with ASTM E90 for a best in class STC performance in multiple install configurations. Taking this a step further, we have tested the CP 617 for pressurization capability, helping to ensure that building owners can meet the most stringent of energy efficiency protocols & infectious disease control.
January 4, 2021 - Hilti continues to advance testing with our innovative new firestopping products to expand the range of applications that can be addressed.
Hilti's newest UL/cUL system for CFS-COS Firestop Composite Sheet, C-AJ-8316, offers designers and installers an option FOR firestopping multiple penetrants, including cables and metal and insulated pipes, through concrete floor/wall or block assembly applications. This 3 Hour F-Rating system also incorporates the use of our CFS-CC Firestop Cable Collar, which is re-penetrable to allow future increases in cable capacity. CFS-COS Firestop Composite Sheets are fast and easy to install thin stainless steel sheets for sealing large openings when cables, pipes and mixed penetrants pass through.
December 21, 2020 - STC test reports are now available for CFS-CID MD Cast-in Firestop Sleeve for Metal Decks, the newest addition to the CFS-CID MD cast-in line. CFS-CID MD is the only cast-in firestop preformed solution for vertical pipes through metal decks that allows cutting through the sleeve after concrete pour, without requiring any additional firestop steps. This installation process provides peace of mind, as the cast-in device helps to remove scope for errors compared to traditional methods, leading to more reliable firestopping of vertical penetrations
All STC test reports for CFS-CID MD are available for download at the link below. An STC Test report Summary letter is also available for download, which can help facilitate easier STC documentation reporting on your projects.
December 18, 2020 - Green building standards continue to evolve due to project certification requirements, with recent industry advancements going far beyond energy efficiency. Hilti is actively re-engineering and re-formulating many firestopping solutions in accordance with the newest green certification criteria. We have removed or limited hazardous substances, minimized emissions, increased recycled content and responsibly sourced raw materials. Most recently, CP 617 Firestop Putty Pads, a critical and commonly used firestop product, has been improved to eliminate hazardous substances like formaldehyde generally found in other putty pad products in the market.
This new generation of more conscious, greener putty pads is supported by detailed documentation and third-party sustainability credentials. Hilti’s CP 617 Putty Pads are now “Red List” compliant and as a result meet Living Building Challenge (LBC) requirements. The CP 617 Putty Pads have also been tested to the latest LEED VOC emissions standards, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) standard method v1.2-2017. These updates support architects and owners in meeting the most current and relevant criteria on both LEED and LBC Projects and establishes the CP 617 Putty Pads as one of the best choices for electrical outlet box protection.
December 4, 2020 - Sustainability is an important part of what we do at Hilti. We are committed to providing the most current, transparent documentation to support the use of many of our chemical firestop products on green building projects all over North America. Certification requirements continue to push green buildings towards the industry standard, and latest efforts go far beyond energy efficiency.
The Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers - Version 1.2 was issued by the California Department of Public Health. In accordance with one of the newest indoor air quality standards, CDPH v1.2 2017, we now offer several products with this updated VOC testing and certification, ranging from some of our new pre-formed joint firestop products, such as CFS-EOS QS Edge of Slab Quickseal and CFS-TTS MD Firestop Top Track Seal for Metal Deck to our innovative CFS-CID MD Cast-In Firestop Sleeve for Metal Decks and CFS-BL Firestop Block. We also have updated documentation available for our traditional sealants, such as FS-One Max Firestop Intumescent Sealant and CP 606 Firestop Acrylic Sealant.
Find the most up to date documentation, including LEED and certification documentation on our Product Submittal Generator.
November 30, 2020 - Hilti has designed and tested a specific listing to address “large membrane" openings with the use of our new Putty Pads CP 617. A penetration that only affects one side of a rated wall is referred to as a membrane penetration. Such penetrations occur frequently due to the installation of recessed electrical boxes. The International Building Code (IBC), which is adopted in most US jurisdictions, and the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) 2015 and later require recessed fixtures be installed such that the fire resistance rating of the wall not be reduced.
One way to prevent boxes from reducing the wall’s fire rating and thus meet the code performance requirement is by using putty pads or other listed materials. Metallic electrical boxes that exceed 16 square inches (e.g., 4” x 4”) have the most stringent code requirements. In accordance with the IBC or NBCC, all recessed steel electrical boxes larger than 16 sq. in. must be protected in some manner, regardless of the spacing relative to other boxes on the opposite sides of wall.
Hilti’s new UL/cUL Listing, W-L-7277, is designed to address recessed steel electrical boxes (18ga or heavier) with maximum dimensions of 20-18” wide by 42” high by 5-3/4” deep. This listing provides designers and installers with a tested and listed system to install for larger membrane penetrations and now allows for a listed system to be installed more readily in the field.
September 14, 2020 - Hilti's CFS-EOS QuickSeal listing offering has now been expanded to include a tested assembly solution for precast concrete panels. Intertek listing HI/BPF 120-24 & HI/BPF 120-25 Perimeter Fire Barrier System offers designers and installers unprecedented speed and productivity when installing perimeter fire protection for precast concrete panel applications. CFS-EOS QS Edge of Slab Quickseal is Hilti's firestop preformed solution for sealing edge-of-slab joints with a high-speed, no-mess, spray-free installation.
September 8, 2020 - Hilti has released the industry’s first head-of-wall firestopping system for angled partition walls. The new listing - HW-D-0907 - uses CFS-TTS MD Top Track Seal, our new and innovative solution for firestopping metal deck head-of-wall applications. This new system will allow designers and contractors to install a tested and listed system for this increasingly popular wall design, instead of relying on engineering judgments for this application as was required in the past. F-ratings of up to 2 hours can be achieved with this system.
July 22, 2020 - We are pleased to announce a new method for installing Hilti Firestop Top Track Seal CFS-TTS, our pre-formed firestop solution for head of wall applications. Top Track Seal may now be post-installed, after wall framing and gypsum board is in place, by installing the material like a backer rod. Simply cut or tear the Top Track Seal in the middle and insert one half into the joint on each side of the wall to achieve a friction fit.
This allows the use of this innovative head-of-wall solution on projects where framing speed is critical and/or in remodel projects where the framing cannot be removed or replaced.
This installation method also results in improved performance and up to 3-Hr rated assemblies with the same great air-leakage and movement capabilities that Firestop Top Track Seal CFS-TTS typically offers. Find our two new firestop systems for this application here:
April 24, 2020 - Over the life of a building, movement occurs - causing a penetrating item of a through penetration to move relevant to the hole, even when rigidly supported. This may impact the performance of a rated firestopping assembly. It’s important to have a method to consider movement and the impact on firestopping.
Hilti is the first manufacturer to have UL certified firestop systems with movement capability of the system tested and documented in the respective UL listings. We have successfully tested and certified a variety of our systems, from those that use sealants, such as FS-ONE Max, to preformed devices, such as the speed sleeve CP 653 or firestop blocks CFS-BL.
April 28, 2022 - Tested and listed firestop systems are the preferred solution for fire resistance rated applications on your project. Every job site, however, will likely have its own unique conditions that need to be addressed which fall outside the scope of a listed firestop system. Engineering judgments (EJs) or Firestop Custom Details (FCDs) serve as an alternative to listed and approved firestop systems.
Our technical article provides background on what information is needed to help ensure that Hilti's Fire Protection Design Team can provide an appropriate and efficient solution for your application. Whether you're requesting an EJ or FCD for the first time or would like a refresher, we will provide some key insights into what is required for an engineering judgment.
March 31, 2022 - Firestop solutions are an important consideration to help ensure that Sound Transmission Coefficient (STC) ratings of wall and floor assemblies are maintained when penetrated by mechanical and electrical services or at construction joint locations. Hilti has gone beyond single point ASTM E90 tests and tested firestop products through a various assembly configurations and construction types. Learn more about our firestop test program to evaluate sound attenuation of firestop solutions.
December 9, 2021 - 2020 and 2021 have been especially complex in the Healthcare industry. Hospitals have been greatly impacted by the consequences of having to operate and provide care during a global pandemic. Infection control is key to helping keep front line workers and patients safer.
From a construction perspective, the global pandemic has raised many questions about designing and improving facilities to face similar future challenges, while continuing to operate other care services for patients in local communities. Learn more about how passive fire protection contributes to helping minimize the spread of airborne disease in healthcare facilities in our new technical article.
November 16, 2021 - Firestop is an important design consideration in mass timber projects. Passive fire protection is vital for creating a safer and model code-compliant building. Hilti’s now has five new through-penetration firestop systems for mass timber applications. Our new technical article describes the third-party testing that was conducted and the available listings that are now available.
October 13, 2021 - The building and fire codes that are adopted by Canadian provinces and territories are based on the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). The last published edition of the NBCC is 2015. The national code committees have spent 2015-2020 reviewing code change requests and submitting draft changes for public review. The 2020 code edition had been originally scheduled for fall 2020 publication. However, due to process delays caused by the ongoing pandemic, plus some other factors, public release of the new building code is now tentatively scheduled for December 2021.
October 5, 2021 - Helping save lives through innovation and education has always been the heart of the Hilti Fire Protection Team. The department was first established in 1990 with a single Product Manager and has since grown to a comprehensive technical team of over 30 engineers and CAD designers, including some team members that are recognized by NFPA as Certified Fire Protection Specialists.
The primary focus of the team is producing engineering judgments and conducting firestop testing to develop and demonstrate the capabilities of Hilti’s innovative solutions. Since 1994, more than 2,900 actual tests have been designed, constructed and witnessed, producing well over 1,500 individual listed systems. In 2015, Hilti constructed a new state-of-the-art testing and development facility in Irving, TX, which has helped to support the Hilti Fire Protection Team meet the demand for new innovations, simpler and safer installation of firestop systems and to continue to focus on the importance of life safety in building construction.
June 2, 2021 - While fire prevention has always been a priority, we have not been able to completely engineer building fires out of our lives. Thermal protection of structural steel currently includes many forms, one of which is Thin-Film Intumescent coatings. Increasingly, intumescent fireproofing finds its place on a wide array of projects such as hospitals, schools, office building, pedestrian bridges and even parking garages.
While limitations exist, steps are being taken by intumescent manufacturers – Hilti included – to widen the use of intumescent fireproofing. Innovative chemistry and refined application techniques are making intumescent coatings a more cost-effective alternative to other steel protection methods. Our newest technical article provides and introductory review of steel protection and the versatility of intumescent coatings.
May 13, 2021 - With significant efforts devoted to risk mitigation in both new and existing data centers, correct firestop design and installation is essential. Data cable penetrations present the most unique challenge to firestopping – not only due to combustible cable jacketing that can burn away under fire conditions, but also because of cable re-penetration.
Openings or pathways for data cables are continuously modified or upgraded through the lifecycle of a data center. This amplifies the risk even further as cable penetrations that may have initially been firestopped correctly could easily revert to being non-compliant and leave a facility exposed. Dive deeper into our new technical article, where we review the challenges with fire and airflow containment for mission critical facilities, with a focus on data centers.
January 15, 2021 - Green Building has become a major topic of discussion among architects, designers and engineers in recent years. With the number of Green Building projects doubling every 3 years, the topic is only growing in importance. Join us for the Green Building 101: Product Contribution for Sustainable Design webinar. We’ll provide an overview of green building trends, the relevant building standards (LEED v3 & v4, WELL, Living Building Challenge (LBC) and others), and how these products contribute to the health of occupants and the overall environment. Finally, we will also cover how to analyze product declarations and certifications for your project needs including numerous databases that can assist you with this process.
This course, available on-demand, is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 1 LU-HSW.
January 11, 2021 - Life safety in buildings relies greatly on firestopping that performs as intended. Hilti is committed to contributing to improved life safety of buildings by developing and testing our firestop systems according to the latest industry standards. Testing standards are continuously developed and published to accommodate the needs of the industry and ultimately improve life safety, as is the case when it comes to movement of through penetrations.
Being the first to market with 8 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified systems with M-ratings tested to US standard UL 1479, Standard Test Method for Measuring Movement Capabilities of Through-Penetration Firestop Systems, was important to Hilti.
Learn more about movement in firestop, relevant testing, the certification program, and M-Ratings. Watch this Q&A video where Ed Goldhammer, Hilti North America's Director of Codes and Approvals, provides an overview of movement in firestop and describes Hilti's testing process and results.
December 14, 2020 - Hilti's newest intumescent steel protection course is now available on demand. Steel Protection 201: Considerations in Steel Protection will review the process crucial to optimization of steel design, focusing on fire protection as a key topic. Design considerations relating to steel protection will be reviewed, along with ways to determine the type of fireproofing that best suits the overall application.
This presentation will review test standards required to meet International Building Code requirements and examples of typical fireproofing specification sections. You’ll learn about the key standards that define testing parameters and the extents of permissible extrapolation of test results. You’ll also learn about common application issues faced by fireproofing applicators, as well as inspection requirements per the IBC and inspection guidance for local Authorities Having Jurisdiction. The course is accredited for 1 LU-HSW with AIA.
December 7, 2020 - Hilti's Firestop Life Safety Seminar: An Overview is a brief overview of firestopping basics, requirements, best practices, and innovations. This course provides a general introduction and review of firestop for project managers, contractors, and designers. Upon completing this session, you’ll be able to understand the basics of firestopping, including the applicable codes and standards. To attend, you should have a basic understanding of firestop system testing, including testing for secondary attributes and be able to select appropriate systems for an application. You’ll also gain an understanding of firestopping best practices, available resources and firestopping innovations for various applications.
This course is now available on demand on Ask Hilti, an online community offering continuous professional development and expert advice from top engineering professionals. On-demand courses offer flexible learning opportunities to suit your schedule.
June 29, 2020 - Mass timber construction has been on the rise in recent years thanks to its many features, such as smaller carbon footprints, faster construction times, and the ability to do more off-site fabrication. Hilti is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and leading the way in providing innovative firestop solutions for mass timber construction. Our devices and preformed solutions promote safety, speed and productivity – providing an ideal solution for firestopping pre-fabricated timber components.
An exciting upcoming change will be the International Building Code updates coming in 2021. With demand increasing rapidly for support of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT ) applications, we have been working to test many of our firestop products and systems for use on CLT projects. Together with industry partners, Hilti is forging a path of leadership in the mass timber industry and bringing content to support our customers. Visit our new editorial page for access to our growing mass timber content. To learn more about the rise of mass timber construction and how we are the leader in firestop solutions, download our new eBook, developed in partnership with Green Builder Media, “Strides in Fire Safety for Mass Wood Timber Buildings.
May 19, 2020 - Composite decks offer an economical and efficient solution for creating floor slabs on a variety of projects. Along with structural and non-structural considerations, all decks require penetrations for services. The methods for creating these penetrations can affect the structural integrity of the deck. This presentation will examine the applications and practical implications of designing for penetrations in composite metal decks.
DECKING 202: DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR PENETRATIONS THROUGH COMPOSITE DECK, an NCSEA accredited webinar, focuses on understanding structural and non-structural considerations for composite metal decks and how penetrations affect their structural integrity. A key focus of the presentation is addressing firestopping methods for these applications.
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