Perth Amboy High School

July 12, 2022



Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Construction of the new $283.8 million, 576,000-square-foot, three-story Perth Amboy High School will serve about 3,300 students in grades 9 to 12 and is scheduled to open in 2024. It is one of the most significant school construction projects undertaken by the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. In addition to classrooms, the school will include specialized educational spaces, an automotive lab, culinary arts lab, a world languages classroom, and a daycare center. The purpose is to relieve overcrowding in Perth Amboy Public Schools and provide a state-of-the-art facility to foster learning and success for students. The new school will be LEED certified. 


Applicator National Fireproofing Insulation Co., Inc. installed our CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II. Known as the industry-leading commercial density Dry Mix Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Material (SFRM), the Portland cement-based formulation provides superior fire resistance for structural steel and concrete. CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II is National Fireproofing’s product of choice because of the low pressure, pneumatic spray application equipment that requires less workforce to operate and does not need to be flushed out at the end of the day. CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD allows applicators to run two or more pneumatic blowing machines with only one bag feeder.


Not only does CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II meets major fire protection specifications for commercial structures, including ANSI/ UL 263, ASTM E119, and CAN/ ULC-S101, for up to 4-hour fire resistance ratings, CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II’s excellent thermal and acoustic insulation properties are highly desired on projects that want to be energy efficient. When fully cured, CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II is the only commercial density product classified as “investigated for exterior use” by Underwriters Laboratories, allowing it to remain exposed to extreme weather conditions during the construction cycle. Exceptionally high recycled content (67% pre-consumer) and other environmentally friendly characteristics provide significant LEED credits. The high thermal and acoustic properties provide thermal insulation, reducing heating costs and reducing noise all of which are beneficial to the school and cost savings. These exceptional features contribute to the reason why the CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II material is the preferred choice for today’s demanding construction projects.




About Isolatek International

Isolatek International is the world leader in passive fire protection technology, developing, manufacturing, and delivering fire resistive solutions that protect structures and ultimately save lives. Its spray-applied fire-resistive materials, intumescent spray-applied fire resistive materials, rigid board, primer-sealers, and topcoats are rigorously tested and certified by world renowned authorities and agencies. Isolatek products are used globally and specified by architects, engineers, and embraced by general contractors for projects within the commercial, petrochemical and tunnel industries. ISOLATEK INTERNATIONAL provides passive fireproofing materials under the CAFCO® and FENDOLITE® trademark throughout the Americas and under the ISOLATEK® trademark throughout the world.

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