In addition to providing comfortable living spaces, Saint-Gobain’s solutions cover fire, safety and ease of maintenance in the education sector. Fire, safety and security Schools, like health facilities, are heavily exposed to fire hazards. Their construction must allow occupants to exit the building in the best possible conditions. Saint-Gobain solutions include: Non-combustible walling and ceiling solutions, as well as duct insulation. Plasterboard and high-performance fire-resistant drywalling systems. Passive, fire rated drywall and ceiling solutions providing vital time for occupants to evacuate the building in the event of a fire. High-performance fire-resistant glass products, from single panes of modified toughened glass to fully insulation-interlayered products. Safety films that protect from breaking glass while keeping the glass together in the event of breakage or explosions. Security equipment for fire-resisting doors: A motorised lock for fire exit devices or a floor spring with an electromagnetic hold-open mechanism. Cast iron soil and drain systems to ensure safe evacuation of contaminated effluent from buildings. Smoke is often the biggest killer in the first 30 minutes of any fire. Cast iron will not emit toxic fumes. Maintenance In educational buildings, walls can become as beneficial as the smartboard, whiteboard or chalkboard for displaying teaching and learning material for easy access to information. Saint-Gobain provides solutions that reduce hefty maintenance costs and unpleasant aesthetic deterioration over time. These include: A high-fixability drywall system that enables the installation of heavy items to facilitate the provision for marker boards, storage cabinets, book shelving, and wall-mounted study material. Glass fibre mesh fabrics to reinforce the wall surface. Low-maintenance self-cleaning glass for less frequent and easier cleaning. Self-cleaning and low maintenance architectural membranes for roofs and facades (parking lots) with chemical and physical properties that keep them white even in a polluted environment. Cast iron systems that withstand high working pressures and temperatures. Chemical-resistant epoxy adhesive and grout for interior and exterior use where chemical resistance and impermeability is required (laboratories and ablution areas). Mortar for joints resistant to mould, bacteria, algae and chemical attack. Ceiling systems intended for environments where there is a risk of slight contamination and where regular cleaning is required Did you know ? Saint-Gobain provides a high-fixability drywall system that enables the installation of heavy items to facilitate the provision for marker boards, storage cabinets, book shelving, and wall-mounted study material.