Firestop Specifications: What Architects Need to Know
November 9th @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
According to the IBC, “…Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature, and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this code…as determined by the building official.” Failure to properly do so can jeopardize life safety and property and result in serious liability. This course is intended to provide architects and specifiers of firestop products and systems with the information and resources they need to meet the intent of the code. Being aware of the requirements for proper firestop specifications and drawings during the design phase cannot be overstated. Fully understanding the unique challenges of proper specification are critical to avoid costly changes, delays, and liability downstream.
Learning Objective 1:
Recognize the importance of specifying firestop correctly.
Learning Objective 2:
Identify and avoid the most common mistakes made when specifying firestop
Learning Objective 3:
Describe the features and shortcomings of the two most widely-used spec writing tools with respect to firestopping.
Learning Objective 4:
Identify resources and solutions available to help make firestop specification faster, easier and with lower liability.