THE PROOF IS IN THE COLUMN

Performance Fire Protection for Exposed Steel Columns

Prefabricated fireproof columns from Black Rock Fireproof Column provide aesthetically designed prefabricated fireproof building columns. Black Rock Fireproof Columns meet UL fire ratings and AISC certifications. Exposed steel columns offer fire protection while looking good and delivering cost savings to building owners.

Black Rock’s prefabricated columns come in round, square, and rectangular profiles (along with customized shapes and sizes), designed for exposed exterior and interior loadbearing columns. You can admire our building columns in hospitals, schools, dormitories, cafeterias, shopping centers, and countless other structures.

The protective steel shells of our columns make them the premier choice for parking garages and high traffic entryways. Black Rock specializes in fireproofing steel building columns, structural steel WF, pipe, and HSS squares and rectangular shapes. We meet ASTM and AISC standards, and all steel and concrete meets or exceeds UL regulations.

Stylish Exposed Steel Columns with High Performance Fire Protection

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

 

Black Rock assures on-time deliveries by maintaining our own trucking fleet of 15 tractors and 40 trailers. We also tap into our network of over-the-road trucking firms whenever needed to meet owner demands.

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Prefabricated Building Column Cost Comparisons

Steel column fire protection product costs

Based on a 10 × 10 Column @ 12' Tall (Open shop rates)

Sheetrock Encased
2 Layers, 2 HR, SS X106
Intumescent 2
HR Coatings
Spray on Fireproofing
as per UL X716, 2
HR, 9/16" Thickness
Concrete Encased BRFC "BRIDGEPORT" 2
HR TYPE SS X106
Labor
$189
$555
$108
$480
$273
Material
$207
$562
$103
$600
$350
Equipment
$14
$71
$13
$42
$27
Column cover
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$1,575 - $2,205
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Onsite lost time
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Three Days

+ Special Inspection
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No Days Lost
Total Initial Cost
$410
$1,188
$1,800 - $2,430
$1,122

$650

Finished Size
15.25"
10.8"
16"
20"

12"

*Cost Estimate created with 2018 Building Construction Costs based on RSMeans Data www.rsmeans.com

Building Columns with Multi Hour UL Fire Ratings

The diagram shows (1) Concrete (2) Structural Steel (3) Vermiculite Fireproofing, a special proprietary insulating material (4) Outer steel shell that permanently protects the fireproofing material.

Black Rock Fireproof columns are rated and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for fire retardant classifications of 2, 3 and 4 hours. Columns are completely shop fabricated and shipped to the job site ready to erect.

Look to Black Rock as the manufacturers who specialize in fire proofing steel columns. We design, manufacture, and deliver the columns that capture the vision of architects, deliver on cost and integrity for engineers, and support the structures that delight occupants.

Sheetrock Encased 2 Layers, 2 HR, UL X509
Labor
$189
Material
$207
Equipment
$14
Column cover
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Onsite lost time
-----
Total Initial Cost
$410
Finished Size
15.25"
Intumescent 2 HR Field Applied Coating
Labor
$555
Material
$562
Equipment
$71
Column cover
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Onsite lost time
Three Days
+ Special Inspection
Total Initial Cost
$1,188
Finished Size
10.8"
Spray on Fireproofing as per UL X716, 2 HR, 9/16" Thickness
Labor
$108

Material
$103
Equipment
$13
Column cover
$1,575 - $2,205
Onsite lost time
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Total Initial Cost
$1,800 - $2,430
Finished Size
16"
Concrete Encased
Labor
$480

Material
$600
Equipment
$42
Column cover
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Onsite lost time
-----
Total Initial Cost
$1,122
Finished Size
20"
BRFC "BRIDGEPORT" 2 HR TYPE SS X 106
Labor
$300
Material
$350
Equipment
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Column cover
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Onsite lost time
No Days Lost
Total Initial Cost

$650

Finished Size

12"

Blackrock Fireproof Column Ratings - 2, 3 and 4 Hr.

The diagram shows (1) Concrete (2) Structural Steel (3) Vermiculite Fireproofing, a special proprietary insulating material (4) Outer steel shell that permanently protects the fireproofing material.

Black Rock Fireproof columns are rated and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for fire retardant classifications of 2, 3 and 4 hours. Columns are completely shop fabricated and shipped to the job site ready to erect.

Look to Black Rock as the manufacturers who specialize in fire proofing steel columns. We design, manufacture, and deliver the columns that capture the vision of architects, deliver on cost and integrity for engineers, and support the structures that delight occupants.