A building can only operate if it meets specific standards for fire safety. These standards are not static and keeping a building’s structure updated to fire ratings codes and standards requires both a good understanding of them as well as effective strategies to implement changes at reasonable costs. When upgrading to a 1 or 2 hours fire rating, one option to consider is to add intumescent coatings to the desired structure.
Fire safety in commercial buildings is nothing to take lightly. According to the U.S Small Business Association roughly 1 in 4 businesses that experience a fire (or other disaster) will not reopen their doors afterward. Of course having to shut down a business is the last of your worries when the alternative could be as damaging as significant loss of life to customers and employees.