Pre-Construction Risk Assessment for Firestopping
October 5th @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
A Preconstruction Risk Assessment Program for Firestopping is designed to minimize schedule delays, cost overruns, engineering judgments and code citations. Identifying barriers, determining firestopping responsibilities and coordinating with subcontractors in preconstruction meetings will make sure the intent of the code is met, while ensuring the life safety of the building’s occupants. This presentation will address and offer practical solutions to assist in treating improperly and commonly over-looked firestopping conditions on your next project.
Learning Objective 1:
Name the different types of firestop systems
Learning Objective 2:
Define F, T, L, & W Ratings
Learning Objective 3:
Differentiate between fire-rated barriers, smoke barriers and smoke partitions – and how each are treated
Learning Objective 4:
Recognize that different subcontractor trades may ultimately be responsible for firestopping
Learning Objective 5:
Identify commonly over-looked areas in MEP penetrations, Data Communications penetrations, and joint systems.