Our members are at the forefront of an increased focus on the importance of properly installing Firestopping materials through standardized and proper design, installation, inspection and maintenance.
This approach can provide customers with peace of mind knowing their project is both expertly crafted and properly installed using the most modern fire-protection technology available.
The Importance of Firestopping
Firestopping is part of effective compartmentation: “boxes” built within a building or other structure to keep fire from spreading from the room of origin to other parts of the building or other structure.
Compartmentation will only be complete, however, when doors, hardware and glass are fire and smoke resistance-rated; penetrations, head-of-wall and perimeter and expansion joints are sealed with firestopping insulation; and ductwork has fire, smoke, or fire-smoke dampers installed in walls.