Firestop Specifications: What Architects Need to Know
Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 to 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.
- Fully understand the importance of specifying firestop correctly
- Fully understand and avoid the most common mistakes made when specifying firestop
- Understand the features and shortcomings of the two most widely-used spec writing tools with respect to firestopping
- Design for success: Understand the resources and solutions available to help make firestop specification faster, easier and with lower liability