The Firestop University is an easy way to increase firestopping products and systems knowledge, plus help to improve your installation techniques. Our courses are designed to teach you the importance of firestopping to life safety and code compliance in modern construction.
Our trainings are offered in three formats; attend a live training session, attend a live webinar, or learn at your own pace on-line. We even have courses that allow you to run your own training sessions as the resident expert.
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Many of our courses are accredited and registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA - LU/HSW), the International Code Council (ICC - CEU) and BICSI (CEC), click on the below course title and explore what we have to offer.
Learners will learn new code requirements of NFPA 1221 as it pertains to fire-rated shaft enclosure. They will also learn the events that lead to major landmark code changes as it pertains to fire-rated shaft enclosures. They will gain an understanding of acceptable methods of shaft contaminant for critical electrical services as well as of fire-rated shaft enclosure for in building fuel oil piping systems. (AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will understand the basics of passive fire protection, why firestopping is used today, where it is required, how it is tested, product options, UL systems selection, and common installations. (BICSI 2 CEC; AIA 2 LU|HSW)
The earner will learn how to apply the specific code requirements related to firestop systems. They will learn how to identify a Tested and Listed Firestop System as well as understand the components of a Firestop Engineering Judgement and why they are required. They will understand the Firestop Inspection Process and Procedures as outlined in ASTM Standards and review the necessary qualifications of a 3rd Party Firestop Inspector as per the code requirements. (BICSI 1 CEC; AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will be able to identify the UL System approach as well as product and system management. They will learn the requirements of compliance and be able to choose firestop systems and products to achieve that compliance. Will be able to understand compartmentation and the role of through penetrations in barriers and identify various firestop products and their properties as well as recognize the requirements and correct use of products and materials for building design. (BICSI 3 CEC; AIA 3 LU|HSW)
Learners will understand the importance of having a standard operating practice for firestopping, or passive fire protection and how to design/enhance one. They will learn what firestopping is and why passive fire protection is a critical component to life safety and code compliance. They will be able to identify key elements to a balanced fire protection program in any barrier management program and recognize areas for consideration when designing sustainability into a healthcare facility. (BICSI 1 CEC; AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will understand the importance of specifying firestop correctly and avoid the most common mistakes made when specifying firestop. They will understand the features and shortcomings of the two most widely-used spec writing tools with respect to firestopping and the resources and solutions available to help make firestop specification faster, easier and with lower liability. (AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will understand that the unique challenges of EJs are critical in helping to avoid costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements liability downstream. They will learn the critical elements needed for obtaining an EJ, understand what firestopping is and what 3rd party tested systems are. They will understand which code provisions allow for the use of EJ's and how various authorities having jurisdiction interpret and handle approval of EJs. (AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will learn the basics of life safety and code-compliant design for firestopping installation. Additionally, the earner will learn the coordination of different trades responsible for firestopping. A UL system approach for firestopping for mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, electrical and data cabling penetrations is covered, as well as for joint construction and curtain walls and how code requirements can impact design. (BICSI 1 CEC; AIA 1 LU|HSW)
The International Building Code (IBC) is an essential tool intended to preserve public health and safety by providing safeguards from hazards associated with the built environment. The IBC addresses design and installation of firestopping materials that meet or exceed public health and safety goals. The IBC provisions provide many benefits, among which is the model code development process. This course is intended to identify the critical areas and guidelines for firestopping within the IBC that architects, specifiers, construction industry professionals, building officials, fire officials, firestop contractors and other stakeholders must be aware of to ensure that the code requirements for a building’s life safety are met. (AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will understand the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs. They will understand code officials and consultants concerns and code requirements for perimeter fire protection as well as how hybrid window walls are tested per ASTM E 2307 and the importance of independent third-party testing for perimeter fire barrier systems. (AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will identify the events leading up to the recognition of the need for in-building coverage and the current national and regional code creation. They will learn the key code requirements for NFPA 1221 &amp; IFC510, and an overview of industry terminology and identify code implementation. Learn the challenges of obtaining requirements from local Authorities Having Jurisdiction and the differences in design/installations of public safety systems in new construction vs. retrofits. (BICSI 1 CEC; AIA 1 LU|HSW)
In this one-hour seminar, the basics of Interior Finish and Joint system design for firestopping installation are covered. Additionally, this course covers joint types, how they are tested and what to look for when choosing the correct UL system for each application. Finally, this course covers movement capabilities, how and why this performance is tested in today's evolving construction. Interior Finish Firestopping is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 1 LU/HSW credit. (AIA 1 LU|HSW)
Learners will gain an understanding of the basics of curtain walls and how they perform in a fire along with the development of the IBC and State building codes in North America regarding the requirements for perimeter fire barrier systems. They will also understand the impact of the ASTM E 2307 test standard on actual test that documents the impact and severity of the new code requirement. (AIA 1 LU|HSW)
All of the above trainings are available on the Firestop University and are free. You will need to log in to Access STI or create an Access STI account. After creating your account, click in the Firestop University section on the Access STI tab and select enrollment instructions to get started. After logging in, click on the Course Catalog tab at the top of the home page.
The learner will understand the basic principles of how passive fire protection factors into the overall life safety and code compliance of buildings and why firestopping is used today. They will learn how to read the UL directory and locate appropriate tested systems for the application type. They will also gain an understanding on how to identify where firestopping should be used and if an alternate solution may be necessary as well as how to properly install the correct firestop product. (AIA 2 LUs|HSW; BICSI 2 CECs).
FIT Level 1
Firestop systems are highly dependent on proper design and installation for success in an actual fire. They are the only code required life-safety items installed by every trade. The importance of proper training cannot be understated to ensure that firestopping systems are installed correctly in the field. This comprehensive course is designed to educate and train participants in the fundamentals needed to become proficient in the selection and proper installation of firestop systems. This course is excellent for designers, contractor installers, code compliance officers, maintenance managers, life-safety officers, loss reduction specialists and all other interested parties seeking a better understanding of the importance of proper firestopping. This course is non-proprietary to specific brands and as such is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 3 LU|HSW credits, 3 BICSI CECs.
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FIT Level 2
Firestop systems are highly dependent on proper design and installation for success in an actual fire. They are the only code required life-safety items installed by every trade. The importance of proper training cannot be understated to ensure that firestopping systems are installed correctly in the field. This comprehensive course is designed to educate and train participants in the fundamentals needed to become proficient in the selection and proper installation of firestop systems. This course is excellent for designers, contractor installers, code compliance officers, maintenance managers, life-safety officers, loss reduction specialists and all other interested parties seeking a better understanding of the importance of proper firestopping. This course is non-proprietary to specific brands and as such is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 3 LU|HSW credits, 3BICSI CECs.
Who Should Attend?
Those who will install, inspect, specify, train or supervise firestop installations. These include contractors, AHJs, architects, engineers, maintenance managers, IS managers, CE managers, IT directors, infectious control managers, life-safety officers, loss reduction specialists and other interested parties.
FIT Level 2 is typically a two-day in-person live event at our corporate headquarters in Somerville, NJ. However, due to current conditions, we will be delivering the FIT Level 2 in virtual format only in April and May, with the hopes for a hybrid event for our September and October classes. This course is non-proprietary to specific brands and as such is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 8 LU|HSW credits, 6 BICSI CECs and will be delivered in 8 hours over 2 days.
Those who attend FIT Level 2, achieve a passing score and attend the Train-theTrainer session are eligible to become a certified FIT Trainer. They will receive the Trainer’s Curriculum Kit which includes product samples and other training materials.