Advancing building firestopping through Innovative curtain wall joint design

Zak World of Façades International Conference

On May 18th, 2017, Hilti Hong Kong was proud to present at the Zak World of Façades International Conference, the region’s premier conference on façade design and engineering. Our Technical Manager Dr. Selina Lin spoke about the critical design consideration of the vertical joint related to firestop protection to over 300 leaders and professionals in the façade design and engineering industry.

Zak World of Façades is a specialized forum for the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope. With 25 experts ranging from renowned architects to internationally-known developers and structural experts, this conference showcases the latest technological solutions in this arena.

Our objective for the event was to discuss the importance of fire protection for curtain walling, highlighting Hilti’s fire resistant test standard for vertical joint and share the key design elements that make the vertical joint so innovative to building performance, e.g. acoustic performance, movement capacity, smoke tightness and firestopping.

At Hilti, we pride ourselves on actively pursuing new and innovative ways to improve construction safety standards globally. Contact us today to learn more about how to implement fire protection system in vertical joints of your curtain walling design!

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