SMCO NEWS‎ > ‎

Fire Resistance Construction & Dampers

posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:48 AM by Code MO   [ updated Apr 28, 2016, 7:28 AM ]
SMCO & Underwriters Laboratories  (UL) are offering a two part educational seminar covering Fire-Resistance-Rated construction and Fire Dampers & assemblies.  Registration fees include seminar handouts, breakfast, lunch and certificates of completion of 7 contact hours = 0.7 CEU's  

Fire Resistance-Rated Construction 4.5 contact hours
This program provides an in-depth look at the requirements of the 2012 IBC for fire-resistive construction.  It will start with a detailed look at what is fire-resistance-rated construction, where it is required and what is the required rating.  From there, it will cover the practical aspects as detailed in Chapter 7, including the unique requirements for structural elements, walls and horizontal assemblies, the referenced standards, the testing process described in the referenced standards, and the available methods of demonstrating code compliance.  Following the discussion on fire-resistance-rated construction, the program will cover the protection of two of the four types of breaches within these assemblies.  Specifically, it will cover the protection of penetrations, and ducts and air transfer openings.

Dampers & Assemblies 2.5 contact hours
This presentation provides an overview of the requirements found in the International Mechanical Code / International Building Code and referenced standards that apply to heating, ventilation and air conditioning distribution systems in fire-resistance-rated construction.  The course covers provisions for control of flame and other products of combustion through HVAC penetrations of assemblies.  The discussion will cover fire, smoke, combination, ceiling radiation and corridor dampers, along with a detailed discussion on the use of the UL Fire Resistance Directory and the UL online resources to locate code compliant products.

Our speaker Rich Walke:
Rich is a Senior Regulatory Engineer with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Northbrook, IL.  His responsibilities include providing fire protection related technical support to the regulatory community, providing educational seminars, developing internet based training programs, interacting on code change activities and serving as a liaison between the UL engineering staff and the regulatory community.  Prior to this assignment, Rich was actively engaged in fire protection engineering for 29 years.  He provided the supervisory and review activities of engineering investigations conducted on fire resistive construction, through-penetration firestop systems, joint systems, perimeter fire containment systems, fire resistive electrical outlet boxes, electrical circuit protections systems, fire resistive grease and air ducts systems, interior finish building materials, air duct materials and solid fuel heating appliances.Rich recently had the honor of serving on the Fire Safety Committee at the ICC Committee Action Hearings in Memphis in April of 2015.  He is also a member of the NFPA 101/5000 Fire Protection Features and NFPA 220/221 Building Construction Committees.Rich received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University in 1976.  He is currently a Certified Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality Control.


Where: Springfield Botanical Center  2400 S Scenic Ave

2400 S Scenic Ave

Date:  Thursday June 23, 2016
Registration: 8:15 - 8:30
Seminar: 8:30 - 4:30
Credits:  7 contact hours .7 CEU's
Cost:  $90.00 for non SMCO members, $75.00 for members, no cost for students with ID



Comments