FCIA Application & Installation Guidelines...

Approved uses and specifications related to Fire Protection Products. Plans and specifications for all buildings must show or indicate how penetrations will be firestopped in order to obtain design approval by the authority having jurisdiction. This applications manual has the specifications and typical drawings meeting these code requirements.

Firestopping and Building Codes

The following are code excerpts from select major building codes citing firestop code requirements. In summary: 
  • When penetrating a fire-resistive wall or floor, it must be sealed back to its original fire integrity with a material or product tested under a nationally recognized test standard and at an independent test agency.

  • Plans and specifications for all buildings must show or indicate how penetrations will be firestopped in order to obtain design approval by the authority having jurisdiction.

  • This Applications Manual has the specifications and typical drawings meeting these code requirements.

 

ICBO
Uniform
Building Code
(1994 edition)
 
 
214
DEFINITION
MEMBRANE
PENETRATIONS
 
221
DEFINITION THROUGH
PENETRATION
 
702
F & T RATING DEFINED
 
706
CONSTRUCTION
JOINTS
 
708
WOOD FRAME
CONSTRUCTION
FIREBLOCKING
 
709
WALL & PARTITION
PENETRATION
PROTECTION
 
709.3.2.2
CURTAIN WALL GAP
 
710
FLOOR/CEILING OR
ROOF/CEILING PENETRATION PROTECTION
 
711.3
SHAFT ALTERNATIVE


714
THROUGH-PENETRATION FIRESTOPS
 
UBC STANDARD 7-1
EQUIVALENT TO ASTM E 119
 
UBC STANDARD 7-6
EQUIVALENT TO ASTM E 814
 

SBCCI
Standard
Building Code
(1994 edition)
 
 
104.2.4
PLANS MUST SHOW
HOW INTEGRITY IS
MAINTAINED FOR
ASSEMBLIES
PENETRATED
 
202
DEFINITION OF
FIREBLOCKING
 
705.3
WOOD FRAME
CONSTRUCTION
FIREBLOCKING
 
705.3 & 705.3.1.4
WOOD FRAME
CONSTRUCTION
FIREBLOCKING
 
705.3.1.6
CURTAIN WALL GAP
 
705.4
PENETRATIONS OF
FIRE RESISTANT
ASSEMBLIES
 
705.4.2
DEFINITION OF
THROUGH-
PENETRATION
FIRESTOP SYSTEM
TABLE
 
705.4.4
ALLOWABLE
PROTECTION
METHODS FOR
PENETRATIONS OF
FIRE RESISTANT
ASSEMBLIES
 
706
LIMITED USE OF
COMBUSTIBLES
 
BOCA
National
Building Code
(1993 edition)
 
 
702.0
DEFINITIONS THROUGH-
PENETRATION
PROTECTION AND
SINGLE
MEMBRANE
PENETRATION
 
703.2
PLANS MUST TELL
HOW INTEGRITY IS
MAINTAINED FOR
ASSEMBLIES
PENETRATED
 
707.7.2
PENETRATIONS IN
FIRE & PARTY WALLS
 
709.6.1 & 711.0
PENETRATIONS IN
WALLS, PARTITIONS AND FLOORS
°FIRE SEPARATION ASSEMBLIES)
 
713.4.1
PENETRATIONS IN
FLOOR/CEILING & ROOF/CEILING
ASSEMBLIES
 
713.2
CURTAIN WALL GAP
 
714.4
SHAFT ALTERNATIVE
 
720.0
FIREBLOCKING
(1996 EDITION)
 
720.0
FIRE STOPPING &
DRAFT STOPPING
(1993 EDITION)
 
NFPA
Life Safety
Code 101
(1991 edition)
 
 
6-2.3.8 & 6-3.6
PENETRATIONS AND
MISC. OPENINGS &
SMOKE BARRIERS
 
6.2.4.2, EXCEPTION 5
OPENINGS
(EXPANSION OR
SEISMIC JOINTS)
IN FLOORS
 
APPENDIX
A-6-2.4.2
 
 
 
NFPA
Code #221
 
FIRE WALLS AND
BARRIERS
NFPA
Code 70
NEC
National
Electric Code
 
300-21 FIRE
STOPPING
CABO
Council of
American
Building
Officials
 
NER 243

Firestopping Code Update

Codes 1996 Edition BOCA National Building Code

 

702.1 Revised and Expanded Definitions for Penetrations and Joints
703.1 Construction Documents shall indicate details and materials for providing ratings at joints and penetrations
703.2 Penetrations and joints shall not be concealed from view before inspection
703.3 Buildings for more than two stories shall indicate all penetrations
704.1 Sufficient data shall be available to justify untested materials used for restoration of fire ratings
707.0 Fire Walls and Party Walls
707.8 Joints
707.10 Penetrations - refers to 714
709.0 Fire Separation Assemblies
709.6 Penetrations - refers to 714
709.7 Joints
711.0 Fire Partitions
711.6 Penetrations - refers to 714
711.7 Joints - refer to 709.7
713.0 Floor/Ceiling and Roof/Ceiling Assemblies
713.2 Curtain Wall Gap
713.4 Penetrations - refers to 714
713.5 Joints - refers to 709.7
714.0 Penetrations - all requirements
714.1 through 714.1.6.2 Wall assemblies
714.2 through 714.2.6.5 Floor/ceiling and Roof/ceiling assemblies
714.3 through 714.3.2 Nonrated assemblies
721.0 Fireblocking and Draftstopping

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