Fire Protection

Victaulic cold-storage fire sprinkler bracket

Victaulic’s VicFlex Style AB6 Assembly for cold storage applications reduces hands-on installation time.
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In the event of seismic activity or any settling of a building, the external structure and the freezer box inside the structure can move in different directions and the sprinkler will move with the activity and adjust accordingly.


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2014 Pipe Trades Giants: Positive outlook

Plumbing and mechanical contractors see good news for future business.
By Kelly Faloon
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Just over a third of respondents reported increased revenue last year from 2012.


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American Fire Sprinkler Association announces scholarship contest winners

AFSA announces scholarship contest winners
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Applicants are required to read a passage about fire and take a 10-question reading comprehension test. For each question answered correctly, the student receives one entry into a drawing for one of 10 scholarships. A total of 10 entries per applicant into the drawing are possible.


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The American Fire Sprinkler Association can be a great asset when it’s a matter of life and death

The case for residential fire sprinklers has been debated in the United States for years.
By Kelly Faloon
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The American Fire Sprinkler Association provides residential fire sprinkler training to help you save your customers’ lives.


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Progress has been made to reduce fire deaths but work is still needed

20, 40, 60 years.
By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Three magical numbers: 20, 40, 60 years. But let’s start with 40. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the federal government issued the document, “America Burning.”


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Black-iron pipe installations

Viega introduces new caps and flanges in sizes 1/2” to 2” for the Viega MegaPress System
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Viega introduces new caps and flanges in sizes 1/2” to 2” for the Viega MegaPress System 


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Protecting cloud ceilings with fire sprinklers

Report due next month will recommend new installation criteria.
By Amanda Kimball, P.E.
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 Cloud ceilings are being installed increasingly in commercial and industrial buildings. They frequently function to hide mechanical equipment, improve acoustics or both.  


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The 2012 Pipe Trades Giants: Staying positive

By Kelly Faloon
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Housing sales gain ground and green construction continues to grow.
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Debunking sprinkler myths

By Kelly Faloon
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Why more builders and plumbing contractors are installing home fire sprinkler systems.
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ICC Committee Upholds Sprinkler Requirement

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Fire sprinklers set to become a standard feature in all new homes.
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