On November 1, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and New York State Society of Professional Engineers will be holding a continuing education event called Firestopping Requirements of the New ASTM Firestop Inspection Standards, & the International Building Code. This course has been approved for seven PDHs in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware as well as .7 CEUs from the International Code Council.
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 new 2014 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 New 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.
With the new firestop inspection standards now being required by the 2014 NYB Building Code, this class will focus on understanding the requirements of sections 714 and 715 of the 2015 IBC along with the ASTM firestop inspection standards. Focusing on joint systems, perimeter containment, through and membrane-penetrations. 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.
Seating for this course is extremely limited, so be sure to secure your seat. The cost is $320 for members, $370 for NYSSPE sustaining members, and $420 for nonmembers. To learn more about the Firestopping Requirements of the New ASTM Firestop Inspection Standards, & the International Building Code, click here. If you’d like to register, click here.