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- Perimeter Fire Containment in Multi-Story Buildings, Overview and Concepts
Still one of the most complex and least understood areas where fire can spread is at the perimeter of a building. The objective of this course is to provide a better understanding of why fire containment is important for the life safety of occupants in the building as well as the safety of emergency responders. Participants of this course will learn how to identify proper curtain wall design techniques that will provide fire safety in multi-story curtain wall applications.
- Access Door Considerations & Solutions
Provides an overview of access doors, including discussion on what they are, their differing functions, specifics of fire-rating and testing, and how to complete a successful installation.
- The Benefits of Mineral Wool as Continuous Insulation
Provides an overview of mineral wool, its manufacture and use, and its contribution to sustainable buildings as a continuous insulation.
- Introduction to Firestopping
1 hour program
Provides an overview of firestop systems and their role in saving lives and property, with discussions on testing, technologies, and products that help prevent the spread of fire, smoke, and toxic gases.
- Fire & Smoke Protection with Life Safety Dampers
1 hour program
Provides an overview of life safety dampers: fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers with a focus on different styles and types, their uses and benefits, and a discussion on proper installation practices and guidelines.
- Fire Containment in Multi-Story Buildings
Thermafiber® is a leading manufacturer of mineral (Slag and Rock) wool insulation and a strong proponent of life safety in multi-story buildings. While a division of the United States Gypsum company, Thermafiber pioneered curtain wall fire containment systems through 30 plus years of testing and documentation on fire protection of the perimeter joint at the exterior curtain wall. As a result, high-rise fires, as well as concerns regarding terrorist activities, have raised the building communities’ awareness on providing life safety through fire protective design and construction that allows occupants a safe egress out of a building. This course take a more in depth look into the proper design of perimeter fire containment systems. The two-hour presentation still covers the basics of perimeter fire barrier systems while discussing the actual design and specific curtain wall materials such as glass, aluminum and steel spandrels.
- Vinyl: A Modern Material for Modern Healthcare
Provides an overview of the chemistry of vinyl with a focus on the attributes of vinyl products and their role in sustainable healthcare design, with a discussion of the innovative uses of vinyl that help provide solutions for future healthcare design challenges.
- Autoclaved Aerated Concrete: New Applications
Provides an overview of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) with a discussion on the raw materials and production process, and a focus on the beneficial properties of the wide range of AAC products available today for use in a variety of commercial and residential projects.
- Firestop Systems for Maintaining Fire Ratings of Walls and Floors
1 hour program
Provides an overview of firestop systems used for maintaining or regaining the fire resistance rating of a fire separation and includes discussions on testing standards, fire classified floor boxes, poke-thru devices, and through-wall penetration systems.
- Through Penetration Firestopping
1 hour program
Provides an overview of the performance and attributes of firestopping technologies, materials and products that are used to firestop through penetrations in commercial applications. Industry fire testing standards and third parting listings are also discussed.
- Innovation in Intumescent Coating Technology
Provides an overview of the evolution of intumescent coatings. The program focuses on intumescent acrylic latex paint coatings and the performance and aesthetic advantages they have over traditional coatings. It includes discussions on codes and standards, applicable substrates, adhesion, and application, curing, and cleanup.