Why Firestopping in Buildings Matters

Understanding fire protection attributes can help save lives

The causes of fire outbreaks are varied, unpredictable and often outside the control of the building designer. This puts lives and assets at risk. It is a serious threat to any building, be it residential, office buildings, industrial facilities, hospitals, and infrastructure. Therefore, protection against fire hazards should be become an integral part of building planning, construction, and maintenance. 

Hilti with the commitment of making construction better is inviting readers to further explore firestop as passive fire protection systems to protect buildings as well as human lives from the dangers of fire and smoke through "Firestopping in Buildings" book. For  Indonesian readers, the book has been localized with a title of "Firestopping Pada Bangunan".

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Passive fire protection through building compartmentation

Effective fire compartmentation means sealing penetrations in floors and walls using suitable passive firestop devices. These devices, ranging from modular elements to putties and foams, help create a smoke-, flame- and water-resistant barrier which can assist in preventing a fire from spreading beyond the room where it starts. In this video, our expert will help you to understand the consequences and liability related to inadequate passive fire protection.

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Premium support for all building designers

Including fire protection early in the building design process is key to ensuring proper installation – saving time and simplifying coordination. This is a complex task, even for experienced professionals. At Hilti, we offer technical support, approval documentation, design software and special trainings to simplify your work.

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In-house testing for international approvals

At Hilti, we conduct thorough firestop tests in our in-house lab, following the most stringent international EN, ASTM/UL test standards and much more. Additional tests – including movement, seismic, acoustics and environmental – are carried out continuously on our pre-engineered, internationally approved solutions. Witness a real-life fire test from the inside of a testing furnace in this video.

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A partner with more than 30 years of experience

Whatever your project and your firestopping needs, Hilti’s worldwide network of experts can deliver solutions. Three decades of experience working with local codes and guidelines have equipped us to be your problem-solving partner on virtually any project, anywhere. Have a look in our state-of-the-art research, development, testing and production facilities.

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All you need to know about fire containment in building

"Firestopping Pada Bangunan" is an Indonesian language fire protection book written by Engr.Kamalika Kundu and Dana Lutfi Ilmansyah S.T., M.Sc. in collaboration with Prof. Ir. Yulianto S. Nugroho, M.Sc., Ph.D. from University of Indonesia about firestopping. 

In this book contain in-depth information on the concept of firestopping – building applications, standards for performance assessment, and criteria for selection, installation, and inspection. 

This book aim to provide complete guide and useful resource for professionals such as building owners & managers, planners, technical consultants, building inspectors, and individual who is interested in understanding the importance of firestop.


 Download Firestopping in Buildings book Indonesian version by filling the form below.