Understanding Fire-Resistive Rated Construction
Focuses on those elements of buildings that are required to be fire-resistance-rated due to other provision of the code. Based on the International Building Code® (IBC®), provision applicable to all of the occupancies and construction types will be addressed. The seminar is applicable to all aspects of the regulatory/design/construction community, including building officials, fire officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals and contractors. Major topics include: Required fire-resistance-rated construction in the IBC, Resources to Verify Fire-resistance-rated Construction, Fire walls, Fire Barriers and Fire Partitions, Horizontal Assemblies, Shaft Enclosures, Fire Doors and Fire Windows, Penetrations and Joints, Fire Dampers and Smoke Dampers, Fire-blocking and Draft-stopping.
Instructor: Steve Thomas