Representatives from the International Firestop Council are available to the media to serve as expert sources for stories on fire protection. IFC can also contribute unpublished, original case studies, white papers and byline articles.
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Inspection Guidelines for Through-Penetration and Joint Firestop Systems in Fire Resistance Rated Construction – 5th Edition Saving Lives Through Passive Fire Protection
IFC Guidelines for Evaluating Engineering Judgments - Basic
Recommended IFC EJ Guidelines – Air Ducts
Recommended IFC EJ Guidelines – Grease Ducts
IFC Guidelines for Evaluating Engineering Judgments – Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems
Yours, Mine or Ours — Who is Responsible for the Firestopping?
How To Avoid Firestopping Liability
Inspection Guidelines for Penetration Firestop Systems and Fire Resistive Joint Systems in Fire Resistance Rated Construction-4th Edition
One-page schematic of IBC firestop requirements
The Hose Stream Test
UL Fire Resistive Assemblies and Systems Search
Saving Lives Through Passive Fire Protection
Overview of Fire Protection in Buildings
Repair of Fire-Rated Gypsum Panel Product Systems
Membrane Penetrations in Fire-Resistance Rated Walls
Top 12 Firestop Deficiencies - By John Valiulis, P.E. and Scott Phillips, ASTM
Barrier Smarts - By George Mills and William E. Koffel, NFPA
The Basics of Passive Fire Protection - By Jenna M. Aker, "Buildings Magazine"
Facility Alterations Can Affect Firestop Systems - By John P. Sinisi, "Facilitiesnet"
Is the IBC Meeting its Intent? "FireEngineering.com"
Firestop Systems – By David J. Volk, P.E., “Canadian Consulting Engineer”
Firestopping & Fireblocking: What’s the Difference? – By Vickie J. Lovell , “PM Engineer Magazine”
Firestopping: Fortifying the Front Line - By Jerry Heid, "Insulation.org"
Firestopping Fact & Fiction By James Stahl Jr., "Insulation.org"
Common Firestop Code Violations - By Eirene Oliphant, MCP, "ICC Building Safety Journal"
Improving Firestopping for HVAC Duct Penetrations in Fire-Rated Walls - By James Stahl Jr. "Insulation.org"
Stopping Fire in Its Tracks - Part One - By Riley Archer, "International Fire Protection Magazine"
Fighting Fire with Sealants - By Dave Smith, "Adhesives & Sealants Industry"
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Firestop Overview – Just the Basics
Flexible Fire Resistive Duct Enclosures
Perimeter Curtain Walls
Firestop System Selection
Comprehensive Firestop Tutorial (96 slides)