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1:40pm Wednesday, September 27th

Theater Junior Ballroom B B
Firestopping 101
Just ask a building you know what sprinklers are? Detection and alarm systems? SURE, is the response. Ask if the occupants know what fire-resistance is ---- and a blank stare results. What's that?
Fire-resistance seems to be one of those disciplines that is forgotten both in new construction and existing buildings. This technical session focuses on the basics of fire-resistance and firestopping through understanding fire-test methods used in Canada. We'll look at listings and analize systems. In the listings, we'll focus on how and where collars are used, and mounted for plastic pipes. We'll look at what the fine print says. Pictures tell a thousand words, and this session has the good, bad, the ugly to look for when it comes to firestopping and fire-resistance.