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BlazeMaster Pipe and Fittings Expands Basement Listing

BlazeMaster Pipe and Fittings Expands Basement Listing: Approved for Use with Exposed 16-inch Joists Alongside our manufacturing partners, BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems has updated its Underwriter Laboratories (UL) listing as approved for use in basements with exposed joists up to 16 inches in height, and expanded blocking requirements to 40 feet. Previously, BlazeMaster had been […]

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Florida Lawsuit Seeking Class Action Status Has Been Dismissed

A recent federal lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a class of Florida condo associations and building owners, against many members of the fire sprinkler industry, alleging BlazeMaster® pipe defects, has been dismissed. As you will recall, the plaintiff’s counsel made several predictions in media channels, press conferences and releases about the impact this […]

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Fire Sprinkler Systems Should Be A No-Brainer

A fire on January 28, 2015 in San Francisco left one dead and 60 tenants displaced. The building housed businesses and apartments and has become part of the argument about whether older buildings should be required to install fire sprinkler systems. While San Francisco mandates that all new and renovated apartment buildings, commercial structures and […]

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New York State Stresses Campus Fire Safety

New York State Stresses Campus Fire Safety Students aren’t the only ones returning to campuses in New York State this fall. Safety officials are visiting to conduct inspections and educate school officials and students about fire safety. In the last year, the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control has conducted nearly 24,000 inspections at […]

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Lubrizol Looks Ahead: Analyzing Data Trends for 2016-17 Construction Growth

All contractors and engineers have to spend time monitoring trends and tracking peaks and valleys, matching up their own business plans based on the projections. The importance of predictive analytics can’t be overlooked as it helps businesses stay ahead of the curve and remain profitable. Based on various data points, Lubrizol’s research team was able […]

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