Showcase Quality Exposed Fireproof Columns
Structural fire protection guards essential structural components from the devastating effects of fire. This course examines the various active and passive fire protection methods that are available. Examined in depth are the composition, manufacture, finishes, and design and installation considerations of prefabricated fireproof structural columns designed for exposed exterior and interior load bearing applications.
- Explain the difference between active and passive fire protection and strategies used in commercial building design
- Define the applications, composition, shapes, features, and standards related to prefabricated fireproof structural columns
- State the design and erection considerations related to prefrabricated fireproof columns, including column design, allowable safe loads, and through-shell connections
- Discuss the lifetime cost savings that can be realized by utilizing prefabricated fireproof columns versus rigid board encasement, intumescent paint, and spray-applied coatings