Nelson is uniquely positioned for firestopping success. Our knowledge of tested designs and potential firestop solutions is the broadest in the industry.

Using a consultative approach, we begin each project with a thorough understanding of your needs. Then we create viable options for fulfilling them.

Our expertise makes us a preferred firestop solutions provider for hospitals/heath care, schools/education, food service, low/med/high rise structures, assisted living, municipal buildings, commercial buildings, and manufacturing plants.

Firestopping projects can be initiated as part of new construction, or when renovation requires that updates be made to comply with building codes. Nelson has a proven track record in firestopping systems for core and shell, tenant build-out, building restoration and additions.

Actual Projects

New Construction Projects: Core and Shell/Tenant Build-out

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Centegra Hospital, Huntley, IL

River Point, Chicago, IL

Trump Tower, Chicago, IL

300 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL

“We called Nelson when we needed to complete an extraordinarily difficult project within a tight timeframe. With a delivery date just 29 days away, staying on schedule required the coordination of pipefitters and insulators to stay ahead of the drywallers. That meant hiring a firm that had the capacity to bring in fifty to sixty people to meet our deadline.

I didn’t have to worry about whether the job would be done right and on time. The crews are self-directed, self-motivated and resourceful at resolving unexpected issues. Even with a couple of external disruptions, Nelson delivered a pristine installation of code compliant insulation and firestopping in just 22 days. That’s why they’ll continue to be at the top of our list.”

Bruce Brazas, CFO

Edwards Engineering Inc.

Renovation Projects: Retrofit/Addition

Wrigley Global Innovation Center, Chicago, IL

Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL

NMH-Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

ComEd Substations, Chicago, IL

Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

M & M Mars, Elmwood Park, IL

“We’ve had a strong relationship with Nelson for twenty years. They give us great support in resolving maintenance issues, are proactive on the job, and have helped us with numerous emergencies. Because the Nelson crew integrates so well with both UIC staff and contractors, we have a cohesive team that operates smoothly, quickly and cost-effectively.”

Mark Donovan, Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services

University of Illinois, Chicago