Identifying the IMPORTANT information in your Firestop Submittal

We have another video for you today. I gave it a bad title because the reality is, all the information is important, it’s just that most people scan through and miss a lot of valuable information.

If you followed the series on shaft walls you may see where I am coming from.  You will have a better idea of what I mean once you see this new video. If you want more information on point contact and annular space you can check out this blog, or point contact, or defining a bead of sealant required at point contact.

Really, it is just the tip of the ice berg but we all have to start somewhere.  Check out the video here and let us know what you think or how we can help you here.

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Clarifying some Nomenclature Questions

After a field walk with a firestop contractor a few months ago I realized that I need to share some information with you about some common mistakes people make when looking at the firestop nomenclature. This video is just the start, we will have a follow up to it as this series progresses. The video today can be seen here. Please let us know what you think of it or how we can help you on your project here.

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Challenge #2

Welcome back to our firestop submittal video series. Our goal with this is to change the way people on construction projects look at firestop. If you took us up on the last challenge please let us know how it turned out. Today we have a second challenge for you. We got some interesting responses from the last challenge and we look forward to hearing what you think of this one and what the results are. Check out the challenge here and contact us here.

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Exploring T ratings

T ratings have been in the building codes since…well since the legacy codes. Despite their long tenure in the codes they are often ignored. This Adhesives.org post begins to explore what T ratings are. Have a look at it here.

As always if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a shout.

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Fall Classes for DCA

Hi everyone. If you are interested in our fall class schedule I have a few dates for you. Please join us. We usually have a bit of fun and learn a whole lot along the way.

I will be teaching the Firestop Special Inspection Class (IBC 1705.17) on September 27th in Lyndhurst NJ. We go over which projects require firestop special inspection and what you have to look for to ensure the inspector is conforming to the codes and standards.

The other class currently scheduled, will be on October 2nd in Hasbrouck Heights. This class goes over the installation and inspection of commercial kitchen grease duct insulation. We even do a hands on session so you can have a little fun.

We hope to see you there!

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How Fast will a Building Burn Loaded with Modern Furniture?

Not long ago I shared a video with you that showed how much faster a fire burns with todays modern furnishings. This video shows the impact not on just a single room, but rather the entire structure.

Watch the video here

Both videos are a horrifying reminder of the importance of practicing fire drills at home and at work. If you are in the construction industry this should be a stark reminder of how important it is to get your life safety scope right, every time.

If you are not completely sure that your firestop is right, give us a call and we can help you identify if you have a liability or if you are on the right track.  If your teem needs a gentle nudge in the right direction or a whole new map of where to go, we can cater our service to suit your needs and your budget. Give us a call and lets see what how we can work together. 201-250-4193

Happy to help those who want to do it right!

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