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Hilti Brings The Best In Pre-Formed Firestop Solutions For Green And Sustainable High-Rise Buildings
HONG KONG, Nov.18, 2022/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Fire safety is paramount for high-rise buildings. Unfortunately, traditional 
fire-fighting methods may often be powerless when a fire does break out. As 
such, high-rise building designs must come with in-built firestop feature. 
Hilti's solutions not only provide such firestop solutions but also, in the 
most sustainable manner possible in the industry.

Why typical firefighting methods aren't enough

The height of a building, a high concentration of people, and the limited 
capacity of elevators and stairwells can make it challenging to evacuate all 
occupants quickly. As fire tends to spread vertically, a blaze may potentially 
reach large numbers of people who are far from the ground.

Sam Keung, Head of Engineering, Hilti North Asia adds, "Furthermore, fire 
department ladders and hoses may not reach the source of a fire at higher 
levels. This makes effective fire, smoke, and toxic gas protection and 
containment critical, as high-rise buildings need to cope with much longer fire 
exposure times. In particular, a strict compartmentation plan is crucial to 
create escape routes, help save lives, limit damage, and comply with legal 
requirements."

More adequate, more reliable, and code-compliant firestop solutions

Hilti has developed innovative firestop solutions that not only help protect 
lives but may also solve engineering specifications and installation 
challenges, such as Hilti acrylic joint spray, a versatile spray for curtain 
wall or edge-of-slab applications where there is exposure to water. CFS-SP WB 
also has high-performance movement capabilities that meet leading industry test 
standards and can easily be painted.

With Hilti's solutions, existing cables can be replaced without changing the 
firestop penetration, allowing the use of existing building walls. All of 
Hilti's firestop solutions boast the lowest levels of volatile organic 
compounds (VOCs), ensuring the safety and health of building occupants.

Furthermore, the Hilti CFS-SL GA firestop speed sleeve is designed to reduce 
the quantity of odorous, irritating, and harmful indoor air contaminants 
(without changing the firestop wall penetration).

Firestop solution application in Evolution Tower, Europe

Standing 255 meters tall and spanning 55 stories, the Evolution Tower needed 
fire safety as a top priority. The building's operator, also requested a 
high-performance, reliable firestop. 

However, speed of installation was the builder's primary concern. Hilti rose to 
the challenge to devise and install top-tier, effective, and easy-to-install 
firestopping solutions despite the time crunch and highly stringent, almost 
uncompromising local performance requirements.

"Today, the Evolution Tower owes its passive fire safety to 32,000 CFS-D 25 
cable discs, 35,000 cartridges of CP 660 firestop foam, and 250 CP 646 firestop 
wraps," shared Sam. 

Green approved

Hilti incorporates green building performance criteria into its products, 
helping customers achieve green building standards such as VOC (Volatile 
Organic Compounds), LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), HSE Profile HPD (Health 
Product declaration) and C2C MHC (Cradle to cradle material health 
certification).

For more information about Hilti's products and services, click 
here(https://hilti.to/092ll3) to visit the Hilti website and  download the 
whitepaper below: https://hilti.to/green_building

About Hilti Asia

The Hilti Group supplies the worldwide construction and energy industries with 
technologically leading products, systems, software, and services. With 32,000 
team members in over 120 countries, the company stands for direct customer 
relationships, quality, and innovation. Hilti generated annual sales of CHF 6 
billion in 2021. The headquarters of the Hilti Group has been located in 
Schaan, Liechtenstein, since its founding in 1941. The company is privately 
owned by the Martin Hilti Family Trust, which ensures its long-term continuity. 
The Hilti Group's strategic orientation is based on a caring and 
performance-oriented culture and the goals of creating enthusiastic customers 
and building a better future.

Souce:Hilti Asia Limited

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