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CFS-TTS R OS (Reveal) Now Available!

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.

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New Top Track Seal Installation Method and UL Firestop Systems

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:

HW-D-0905 HW-S-0133

New submittal Generator for Fastening & Fire Protection Products

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.

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July LEED and Sustainability Webinar

June 30, 2020 - Our GREEN BUILDING 101: PRODUCT CONTRIBUTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN webinar will take place July 15, 11:00 am (CDT) and July 16, 2:00 pm (CDT). This session is accredited with AIA for 1 LU-HSW. Learn about the relevant standards and trends in Green Building in North America, and how construction projects can contribute to environmental well-being and occupant health.

Green Building has become a huge topic of discussion among architects, designers and engineers in recent years. Join us for this webinar where we will provide an overview of green building trends, the relevant building standards (LEED v3 v4, & v4.1, WELL, Living Building Challenge and others), and how construction 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.

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Hilti and the Mass Timber Market

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.

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Firestop Inspection Code Requirements Webinar

June 17, 2020 - Special inspection of firestop has been a pertinent topic in the construction industry for quite some time. Recent changes have been made to the International Building Code (IBC) related to firestop inspection, and this presentation will walk through those changes in addition to discussing the International Firestop Council's (IFC) special inspection education program. There will also be discussion on general inspection requirements per the code and take a step-by-step walk-through approach to discuss on-site inspection. 

Firestop 302: Special Inspection of Firestopping - Understanding and Complying with 2012 IBC Requirements is approved through AIA for 1.0 LU-HSW. Webinars are scheduled for June 24, 11:00 (CDT) am and June 25, 2:00 pm (CDT).

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Firestopping High Density Polyethylene Pipe

May 21, 2020 - Hilti has developed firestop solutions for an increasingly popular nonmetallic pipe: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Hilti firestop system C-AJ-2770 has been updated to accommodate HDPE pipe (SDR 11) that can range in size from 1-1/2” to 6”. The solution involves the “tuck-in” method using Hilti CP 648E Wrap Strip.

HDPE pipe uses the standard diameter ratio (SDR) system for sizing pipes. The SDR is the ratio of the pipe outer diameter divided by the pipe wall thickness. With the SDR system, pipes are sized by the outer diameter (OD), which stays constant. At a given OD, the wall thickness can change as indicated by different values of the SDR. It is important to keep in mind that these pipes are still described in terms of nominal diameter in North America, but in regions that use the metric system, the pipes are referred to in terms of the OD in millimeters. This variation with the SDR system of pipes is the main reason why the current lineup of firestop devices is not used – they simply do not fit as they are designed for pipes using the schedule system. Hence, the use of Hilti CP 648E Endless Wrap Strip is very common with pipes using the SDR system.

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Decking 202 Firestopping Webinar Now Available On-Demand

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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Through penetration firestop systems tested to withstand movement

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.

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