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Halpert Life Safety Consulting, Sharron Halpert

 Today’s guest is Sharron Halpert, owner of Halpert Life Safety Consulting. Sharron has been involved in multiple aspects of the Passive Fire Protection industry for over 15 years. She is truly a pioneer in a traditionally male dominated industry. Key Takeaways Sharron’s Background A rich history of volunteer work. Santa’s Helper at Ranfurley Home…

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Mold & Mildew Resistance and Firestop Systems

Standard formulating procedures for sealants, coatings, and other building materials consider mold resistance. Mildewcides and fungicides protect against mold and fungal growth in both wet and dry stages. Testing is conducted to various ASTM standards to evaluate mold resistance. Testing for Mold Resistance: Polymeric materials such as sealants, coatings, or plastics are tested according to…

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Find “Special Conditions” with STI’s System Search

For many of those in the firestopping industry for many years, selecting the most appropriate firestop system for a particular application is almost second nature. These seasoned veterans can probably quote the top fifteen or twenty systems for specific applications from memory. Their knowledge is developed through repeated exposure to typical applications and experience using various firestop…

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Aaron Johnson

 Welcome to The Burn, Beyond Fire Stop. Our show is dedicated to life safety and code compliance in the built environment, which puts me on a mission to find the most interesting people in this space to get their unique perspective. Our hope is that our listening audience walks away with an understanding of…

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Expanding STI’s MEP Firestop Solutions

There are two types of mechanical, electrical or plumbing (MEP) pipe penetrations when it comes to Firestopping, you have the ideal caulk only metallic pipe with smaller annular space and all the physical access that you need. We call this the ideal because in the real world it just doesn’t happen all that often. The other, and unfortunately far more common, type…

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The Mackey Group, John Mackey

 Welcome to The Burn, Beyond Fire Stop. Our show is dedicated to life safety and code compliance in the built environment, which puts me on a mission to find the most interesting people in this space to get their unique perspective. Our hope is that our listening audience walks away with an understanding of…

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STI’s Environmental Mission – UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Indoor air environments have obviously been heavily scrutinized in recent times for reasons associated with the global health pandemic situation since the spring of 2020. Temporarily overlooked during this period has been the degree of everyday chemical exposure which occurs in homes, schools, offices, and other venues. These airborne chemicals, commonly referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are utilized to manufacture and maintain numerous building products, interior finishing…

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Banner Health, Joshua Brackett

 Welcome to The Burn, Beyond Fire Stop. Our show is dedicated to life safety and code compliance in the built environment, which puts me on a mission to find the most interesting people in this space to get their unique perspective. Our hope is that our listening audience walks away with an understanding of…

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BAPTIST HEALTH ESTABLISHES AND ENFORCES CONTRACTOR ABOVE CEILING POLICY FOR FIRESTOPPING

BACKGROUND  Contractors performing above ceiling projects did a great job with the plumbing and/or electrical work, but they weren’t always firestopping when the jobs were completed. Baptist Health established an Above Ceiling Access and Barrier Management Policy and Procedure that standardized firestopping requirements – a no-nonsense program designed to ensure compliance and occupant safety.  Case…

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