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Prefabricated Fireproof Columns: Vital for Architectural Safety

When developing new building designs, architects and designers must take many factors into consideration; one of the most important is fire safety. Fortunately, with today’s technology, builders have a variety of active and passive safety solutions to choose from when designing a building. Implement fire safety measures into your design by using fireproof building materials, […]


Prefabricated Fireproof Columns: Safer, Simpler, and Greener

Fireproofing steel columns and beams on a construction site can be harmful to people and the environment. If you work in commercial construction, prefabricated fireproof columns should be considered for a more environmentally friendly solution. Basics of Steel Fireproofing Steel is valued for its strength, but it’s not indestructible. It can melt at approximately 2,500 […]

Black Rock Fireproof Columns Launches New AEC Daily Course

East Hartford, Conn., (October 16, 2017) – In an effort to help engineers and architects better understand the fireproof options available to them in today’s structural steel and joint systems, United Steel’s Black Rock Fireproof Column division has developed a new continuing education course available online through the American Institute of Architect’s AEC Daily program.  […]

United Steel Inc. acquires Black Rock Fireproof Column company

Columns are ideal for hospitals, schools, dorms, cafeterias and shopping centers East Hartford, CT Today’s architectural designs often include structural columns that are visible and prominently positioned.  These columns – while being utilitarian – are also worked into the design as a featured element that is part of the overall visual effect.  One such column manufacturer, […]