Concrete masonry is widely specified for fire walls and fire barriers because it is noncombustible, durable and economical. Firestopping must be installed in accordance with code requirements to maintain fire and life safety. Choosing an appropriate firestopping system is a key component to a successful installation. The firestop system must be chosen from a building-official-approved listing service. Alternatively, one of the generic listed materials—concrete, mortar or grout— can be used within the limitations of the code.
Segments – Wood Frame
Segments - Wood Frame - STI Firestop
STI is the industry leader in developing firestopping systems for wood-framed construction. Wood frame remains a very popular method of construction. Both cost effective and sustainable, wood frame structures for residential multi-family, dormitories, senior housing, and more are prevalent. As these structures soar to new heights, proper firestopping is essential, and STI can help. Wood shrinks, and that is a known fact. Buildings can also settle, and in some areas of the country, may need to be designed for seismic situations.
FIRESTOPPING FOR CONCRETE MASONRY WALLS
Frequently Asked Questions. Response Click here for more information Premier Certificate Holders have an upgraded listing with their logo and contact information on the IFC website within the Certificate Holders Page. Response Fireblocking and draftstopping are both fire-safety items that are specifically tied to the use of wood framing.
Penetration firestopping systems and fire resistive joint systems are a passive means of fire protection. There is no movement or activation required. These passive systems are mainly used to compartmentalize a fire and keep it from spreading for a period of time long enough that occupants can evacuate the building and so firefighters can perform initial lifesaving tasks. Modern buildings are full of various services that travel from room to room throughout a building. Electrical cables, data cables, and plumbing pipes are few of the items that pass through walls as they travel through a building.