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Firestopping Basics

  • Sharonville Fire Department 11637 Chester Rd Cincinnati, OH 45246 (map)

The Tri-State SFPE is pleased to present our first presentation for the 2019 calendar year, “Firestopping Basics”. This presentation will be given by Chris Johnson with Hilti Technical Services.

This presentation will cover various topics relating to firestopping, including:

  • Code Applications, clarifications, and definitions from the 2012, 2015, and 2018 International Building Code;

  • Common joint conditions and changes, addressing curtain walls, exterior wall fire barriers, rated walls to non-rated horizontal surfaces or glass interfaces;

  • Building types requiring special firestopping inspections;

  • Changes to the requirements for marking of rated walls;

  • And finally, review the concept of “non-communicating stud cavities” and code exceptions.

Chris is condensing a typical 4-hour training into a requested 1 hour timeslot, so this presentation is likely to run a little longer. We encourage all who can stay later to remain, as there will be a lot of useful information in this presentation.

You can RSVP using the website by clicking here: REGISTER. Please register no later than February 15th so we may reserve your spot.

Speaker Bio:

My name Christopher Johnson and I have been working for Hilti for 7 years, with the majority of my time spent as a Fire Protection Specialist part of Hilti’s Technical Service. Hilti’s Technical Service Department offers education classes to Fire Departments & Code Officials worldwide. I’m stationed out of Lexington, KY and have coverage for Kentucky, Southern Ohio, & West Virginia. Essentially, I’m an in-field extension of Hilti’s UL Accredited Fire Protection Engineering Team to help train/educate Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers & Sub-Contractors about the importance of Firestopping correctly as it relates to Life Safety Code Standards for the Buildings they build and design.

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