Entries by Door Systems Writer

Financial District’s Heineman building

While San Francisco has its fair share of iconic buildings—Transamerica Pyramid and Triple 5 are synonymous with the city—one high-rise has garnered a rabid and well-deserved cult following. That building is 130 Bush, the super-slender structure in the Financial District. It’s easy to miss this downtown gem. Blocked from a clear view on Market Street […]

Alternatives For Fire Doors

Fire doors are necessary but cumbersome item. They are required in a great deal of situations, however they are by nature heavy and restrictive to movement, difficult for small children and the elderly or disabled to open and awkward if carrying bags, pushing prams or operating wheelchairs. It is therefore commonplace to see these vital […]

Automatic Smoke Curtains Reduce Smoke Inhalation

Automatic fire rated smoke curtains installed in discreet areas, and deploy automatically during a fire can help block heat and are excellent at blocking smoke from entering the building’s rooms. Due to the natural chimney effect that elevator shafts cause during a fire, automatic fire rated smoke curtains in front of elevators are highly recommended, due to elevator […]

Introducing the Next Generation of Integrated Doors

Conventional doors only account for about one and a half percent of construction dollars. But they are responsible for a full 20 percent of owner problems. This is because conventional doors contain parts from as many as 15 different manufacturers. Each part is sourced separately, then put together in the field. The Syntégra™ Door system offers a better way. See […]