August 26, 2021
Fire Rated Steel Windows are critical to architects and their clients. Climate change has made the American West warmer and drier in the past 30 years. According to scientists, It will continue to make the weather more extreme and wildfires more destructive, .referance - Center For Climate and Energy Solutions
"Since 2000, 15 forest fires in the United States have caused at least $1 billion in damages each, mainly from the loss of homes and infrastructure, along with fire fighting costs.
The 2018 wildfire season went on to break records as the deadliest and most destructive season on record in California. Every year the risks of wildfires between August and December worsen in the region,
Alaska’s record-breaking heat and dry conditions over the summer months set the conditions for the state’s historic wildfire season.
In 2020, five of the six largest fires on record burned in California and Oregon at historic levels of wildfire spread and damage.
There is no hard data on the health damages caused by smoke. We do know that smoke from the wildfires across the West led to weeks-long periods of unhealthy air quality levels for millions of people." Source; C2ES
Smoke from wildfires affects more people than the fire.. The EPA Indoor Air Quality report states that breathing in smoke is harmful to health, and fine indoor particulate matter (PM2.5) is the greatest health concern in schools and commercial buildings
It is time to rethink how and what we build. Best price does not constitute best value. We need to consider the people and their possessions that are in the buildings that we design. At this stage of climate change, failing to prepare for the worst can have dire consequences to life and property.
The Jansen approach is a "Steel Fist in a Velvet Glove"
Our profile systems meet stringent fire protection requirements while also providing extremely narrow profile face widths for brilliant designs.
Depending on the fire resistance class. installation situation and construction requirements, :The window, door and fenestration solutions. have the tested steel profile systems that meet all necessry safety requirements while combining security and grace.
Additional Jansen pdf document here