Many parts of the country are currently in the midst of wildfire season. The rising temperatures and seasonal conditions create fire risks now more than ever. However, as businesses prepare for wildfire season, you may be wondering, “Why now?” If you are curious about what makes late spring the most common season for wildfires, keep reading to learn more about this phenomenon.(more…)
Metal building materials are some of the strongest and most durable on the market. However, even metal will start to warp and weaken if exposed to enough heat and flames. Find out how to protect your building’s structural integrity more thoroughly with four methods to make metal more fire-resistant.(more…)
Any buildings with modern construction should feature fire safety measures such as fire-retardant paints. These paints, also known as intumescent paints, offer a type of passive fire protection that is crucial for containing a fire’s spread in an emergency. However, these materials have strict application requirements that not just any painter can meet. Keep reading to learn six reasons why you should always hire an expert to apply fire-retardant paint for any construction project.(more…)
Professionals evaluating buildings for fire safety must consider many factors and metrics, including the building’s construction materials. Some materials are more fire-resistant than others, which is why they have unique fire-retardant standards and ratings. Keep reading to learn more about time ratings, class ratings, and which materials often fall into these categories.(more…)
No matter what type of building you are planning or building, fire resistance is a crucial factor during the design and construction processes. From the conception of any modern building, designers must follow strict fire safety codes and work to make buildings resilient. Are you curious about how architects and contractors create flame-resistant buildings from the start? Keep reading to delve into the planning process and what goes into creating a safer structure.(more…)
Wildfires seriously threaten homes, businesses, and other buildings, especially in dry parts of the country. If you live or work in a wildfire-prone area, it is crucial you take the proper steps to plan for emergencies and evacuations. Keep reading to learn some tips for creating a wildfire evacuation plan so you and your building’s occupants will know what to do in case of an emergency.
Wildfires are an example of a common natural disaster in the United States. However, wildfires do not always have natural causes. Keep reading to learn some of the most common causes of wildfires in the U.S.(more…)