Firestop Special inspection is a requirement on projects. If you have wondered which projects, how you are supposed to evaluate the inspector or the reports they submit, this class will clear up these questions and help reduce your liability. The course will highlight the relevant code sections: IBC 2015 1705.17, ASTM E2174, and ASTM E2393. Architects will understand how IBC 1705.17 changes your role, when firestop special inspection is required, how to keep design specifications from being hacked during construction and how to evaluate a special inspection report for conformance with standards. In short, the presentations will enhance participants understanding, bring these topics to life in a way that makes it easier to remember, and provide actionable steps for architects to take that will protect projects.
Sharron Halpert, Halpert Life Safety Consulting
Halpert started in the firestop industry in 1999 in product development. She has worked for or with many key players in the firestop industry. Since 2005, she has been responsible for quality control on projects valued over $18 billion, which means she has covered roughly 25 million square feet of project space. She has been trouble shooting firestop issues on everything from a nuclear power plant to sports stadiums, hospitals, telecommunications, mega-resorts and more. Halpert is also a voting member of ASTM and a member of the International Firestop Council. She was selected by Rutgers to teach NJ building inspectors and sub code officials. She was involved in the creation of the IFC Firestop Special Inspection Certification and has been invited to help create a next step program with the ICC.
AIANY Building Codes Committee