Braun Intertec Education Series: Firestopping for Architects, What You Need to Know for Your Next Project

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Firestopping is a vital part of all modern building architecture. However, as an architect, do you know the adjustments you must make to your designs to create a building that is up to current firestop code? Eric Bergman, Braun Intertec Firestop Services Manager, and Jack Rasmussen, NCARB, AIA, FMPC and Director of Braun Intertec Building and Structure Sciences Group, can provide you with the answers to what architects need to know to execute their designs while following firestop code requirements and ASTM standards. Please reach out to Eric Bergman if you would like more information on this subject. Eric can...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Firestopping Special Inspections

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Building code and fire inspection officials recently began strict enforcement of code requirements for firestopping inspections.The International Building Code (IBC) 2012, Section 1705.16 states that firestop inspections shall be included as part of the mandatory special inspections for high-risk facilities. But what is firestopping and is my building considered high-risk? Fill out the form below to watch a recorded version of our firestopping webinar....

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Firestopping Special Inspections for High Risk Facilities

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Firestopping? – Oh that’s easy! Goop some red caulk around that pipe and you are good to go! Right? Well, not anymore. Building code and fire inspection officials recently began strict enforcement of code requirements for firestopping inspections. The International Building Code (IBC) 2012, Section 1705.16 states that firestop inspections shall be included as part of the mandatory special inspections for high risk facilities. Enforcement began in earnest in January 2016, and now building owners, contractors and designers are bumping into this requirement on more and more projects. So what is firestopping and why is it so special? Fire stopping...

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