Essential Fireproof Building Materials: What You Need to Know On and Off Site

Posted by conklinmedia on Apr 3, 2019 2:24:19 PM

In order to meet building regulations when working commercial construction, fireproof building materials are a must-have. From using fireproofing spray on site to ordering fireproof columns for delivery, contractors have many options to fireproof steel. But which is the right choice?

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The Methods of Fireproofing Steel and How They Benefit Your Commercial Construction Needs

Posted by conklinmedia on Apr 2, 2019 8:00:19 PM

The Dangers of Fireproofing Steel and How You Can Avoid Them

Fireproofing steel columns and beams on a construction site are one of the worst decisions you as a commercial contractor can make. Not only does this hold up production, but it can also be a health hazard for your construction team.

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Black Rock Fireproof Columns Launches New AEC Daily Course

Posted by conklinmedia on Oct 16, 2017 2:38:59 PM

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.  The course, titled “Introduction to Prefabricated Fireproof Structural Columns,” is offered to all professionals in the building design and construction industries registered with AEC Daily.  Cost and registration details are available through this link.  Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate for continuing education credit.

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United Steel Inc. acquires Black Rock Fireproof Column company

Posted by conklinmedia on Feb 17, 2017 8:09:14 AM

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, Black Rock Fireproof Column, has been in business since 1974 to fulfill this need and to provide aesthetically appealing columns that arrive to each project fully finished and ready to be erected, saving owners time and money.

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Black Rock Fireproof Column Launches New Website

Posted by conklinmedia on Jan 5, 2017 4:30:09 AM

Black Rock Fireproof Column, a division of United Steel, Inc., is pleased to launch their new website. Since 1974, Black Rock Fireproof Column has manufactured durable, aesthetically designed prefabricated fireproof columns.

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Stylish Exposed Steel Columns with High-Performance Fire Protection With Fireproof Columns 

Black Rock provides structural elements with architectural impact. At the same time, we save owners cost and cut installation time;

Factory column fireproofing (eliminating the need for field labor to apply other forms of fireproof coatings).
Exacting quality control performed by our in-shop factory professionals.
Decreased long-term maintenance costs and the added durability of exterior steel shells.
Predictable scheduling as Black Rock Fireproof Column delivers to site completely fireproofed and prefabricated columns, ready for erection.
No additional trades needed for on-site fire protection products.
Added security and confidence of working with the AISC approved structural fireproof protection of Black Rock Fireproof Columns.

At Black Rock, we have our own professional trucking fleet of 15 tractors and 40 trailers, which means we can assure on-time building column deliveries. We can also tap into a network of over-the-road trucking partners to meet peak customer demands

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