Thermafiber® is a leading manufacturer of mineral (Slag and Rock) wool insulation and a strong proponent of life safety in multi-story buildings. While a division of the United States Gypsum company, Thermafiber pioneered curtain wall
fire containment systems through 30 plus years of testing and documentation on fire protection of the perimeter joint at the exterior curtain wall. As a result, high-rise fires, as well as concerns regarding terrorist activities, have raised the
building communities’ awareness on providing life safety through fire protective design and construction that allows occupants a safe egress out of a building. This course take a more in depth look into the proper design of perimeter fire
containment systems. The two-hour presentation still covers the basics of perimeter fire barrier systems while discussing the actual design and specific curtain wall materials such as glass, aluminum and steel spandrels.