December 8, 2021
8:30am - 10:30am / Break / 11:00am - 1:00pm
December 9, 2021
8:30am-10:00am / Break / 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $260 Member; $310 Non-Member
With the firestop inspection standards now being required by the NYB Building Code we will focus on understanding the requirements of sections 714 and 715 of the 2015 IBC along with the ASTM firestop inspection standards. Focusing on providing awareness of listed joint and penetration systems to be inspected.
This program will provide helpful hints for firestop inspection and plan review, and we will be reviewing the proper way to inspect per the ASTM inspection standards along with the proper paperwork required. Overall, attendees will leave this program informed, encouraged, and equipped with the numerous tips and techniques to help them in their field of work.
**FIRESTOP SPECIAL INSPECTION STANDARDS**
Firestopping is a critical area of fire protection in commercial buildings to limit the spread of building fires. This is the reason NYC Department of Buildings changed their code to require firestop special inspections utilizing the ASTM firestop inspection standards for all buildings.
According to these standards, the inspector shall provide visual and/or destructive testing for a percentage of the firestop systems. The ASTM firestop inspection standards have proven to be an excellent standard to protect the liability of the special inspection agency and general contractors. To reduce your liability these standards, need to be adhered to, so NYSSPE has supported firestop special inspection training for its membership.
Speaker: Brice Miller:
Brice has over 25 years’ experience as a code official and 14 years as a firestop trainer. He has provided firestop presentations to thousands of Firestop Special Inspectors and State International Code Council (ICC) Chapters throughout the country. Brice assisted the ICC with not only their firestop publications but had the opportunity to develop two full day on-line firestop presentations called the Credential of Learning Achievement (CLA). He also served for 2 ½ years as the Executive Director of the International Firestop Council.