This is an AIA and ICC accredited course 36826.

In this 1-hr course, we'll talk about

  • What are firestop products, and why do architects specify them?
  • Liability associated with firestop
  • Specification resources
  • Firestop systems on project drawings
  • Common mistakes architects make when specifying firestop (and corresponding solutions)

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of specifying firestop correctly.
  • Identify and avoid the most common mistakes made when specifying firestop.
  • Describe the features and shortcomings of the two most widely-used spec writing tools with respect to firestopping.
  • Identify resources and solutions available to help make firestop specification faster, easier and with lower liability.


  Firestop Specifications: What You Need to Know
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IFC Instructor

IFC Member, John Zalepka, is the Training & Development Manager at STI, and has specialized in the Firestop Industry for 9 years. He is based in New Jersey where he is responsible for the accreditation and maintenance of STI’s training offerings, including the widely specified, Firestop Instructional Training (FIT) Level 2 & Level 1 courses.