Glass Fireproof Columns are a decorative covering for a structural columns, that carry a fire rating by Underwriters Laboratories. The tempered glass column cover is composed of three or more sections configured to form an enclosure, which then surrounds the structural fireproof column so that the column itself is not visible.
Glass Fireproof Columns allow a variety of decorative options, including marketing, branding or advertising images can be digitally printed in ceramic inks on the glass panel using a process of Vision Ink by Glasshape https://glasshape.com/visionink/. If temporary or changeable images are desired, a vinyl wrap system can be used and easily changed out on site. Glass Fireproof Columns can also be illuminated for custom designs with factory or site installed LED lighting for architectural applications.
About the core fireproofing
Black Rock Prefabricated Fireproof Columns were introduced in 1972 and are a market leader in the UL Listed prefabricated fireproof column industry. Our columns are designed as a prefabricated fireproof unit consisting of a load- bearing steel column encased in a proprietary insulating material which is permanently protected by an outer shell of non-load-bearing steel. Black Rock columns are rated and labeled by UL for fire retardant classifications of 2, 3 and 4 hour rating per ASTM E 119, as well as the latest specifications of the American Institute of Steel Institute, (AISI), and the American Concrete institute, (ACI). The inner load-bearing core column can be a wide-flange (WF), pile or hollow steel section (HSS) shape, meeting current ASTM grades. All core column fabrication is within accordance with American Institute of Steel Construction, (AISC), standards and practices. All connections are attached to the core column and can be designed to penetrate the outer shell without affecting the hourly rating, maintaining AISC standards.
The outer steel shell is available in many shapes and sizes, with custom sizing available. The attractive architecturally exposed structural steel, (AESS), outer shells make Black Rock the premier choice for exposed areas, including window wall construction, schools, dormitories, hospitals and parking garages.
Structural WF, pipe, and HSS square and rectangular shapes meet ASTM standards and all outer shells are coated with standard metal primer (unless specified otherwise) prior to shipping. Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Bronze Cor-Ten, Galvanizing, SP-6 sandblasting and high- performance coatings are readily available.