Current Course Overview

Introduction to Firestop:

  • Basic Terminology and Language used
  • Where Firestop is used and a basic overview of how to read Construction Drawings/Floor Plans
  • Understanding Firestop Submittals and how they are developed
  • Code Sections, Standards and Language overview
  • Test Standards used for obtaining Firestop Listed Systems
  • Overview of ASTM E2174/E2393 concerning Firestop Special Inspection
  • Fireblocking vs Draftstopping vs Firestopping

Reading a Firestop Listed System:

  • In depth review of each component of example Firestop Systems and how it relates to an inspection/installation.
  • Detailed photos showing what components of a Firestop System could look like.
  • Step by Step overview of each section of a Listed Firestop System and real installation photos to clearly show each component.
  • Review of Calculations that may be needed to be performed
  • Items to watch out for during installation/inspections
  • Clarifications of typical verbiage in a Listed System
  • Videos showing actual field installations as they relate to a Listed System.
  • Through Penetrations, Fire Rated Joints, Perimeter Containment and CLIV covered.

Destructive Firestop Inspections:

  • Recommended techniques for performing Destructive Inspections of all types of Firestopping Listed Systems.
  • Step by Step photos of real onsite inspections.
  • Challenges and gray areas not clearly defined in ASTM Standards and recommended documents.
  • Tools required and recommended, pros vs cons.
  • Ways to streamline inspection process.
  • Multiple examples of calculations for shrinkage values of cured firestop samples
  • Understanding options for Destructive Inspection of Mineral Wool, Curtian Wall Insulation and other materials required with the Firestop
  • Products that cannot be destructively inspected
  • Review of what items may be included on your Inspection Report per ASTM E2174/E2393 and additional items recommended.
  • Questions to ask prior to starting your inspection and items to request for a successful project.

Visual Firestop Inspections:

  • Recommended techniques for performing Visual Inspections of multiple "types" of Firestopping products and listed systems
  • Step by step photos and videos of real world inspections and recommendations on what to be looking for or measuring.
  • Review of what items may be included on your Inspection Report per ASTM E2174/E2393 and additional items recommended
  • Ways to streamline process and areas to watch out for.
  • Questions to ask prior to starting your inspection and items to request for a successful project.

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