Fire Marshalls will soon be enforcing CBC 1705A.16, which requires special inspection of both Firestopping and of Fire-resistant joint systems. Firestopping inspectors needed!? But which certification will the state recognize? Firestop.org & fcia.org both offer a certification. It appears that both meet the ASTM E 2174 & 2393 requirements. But as IORs does it make sense for us to run out and sit for this exam? We have been performing Firestopping inspections sans a specific certificate for how long…
Where will you be searching out your education to obtain this vital cert? Or will you be functioning at your normally awesome IOR level – as always? IMHO: Let’s all be adding this to our mix design.
Update: I am currently in contact with both of the above organizations to find out the pros and cons of both certifying agencies. I have also been polling my FLSO for the latest – and a few others.