Specifier Roundtable: Specifying Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM)

When:  Oct 5, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Specifying Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM): What's the binder got to do with it?

Do you ever feel like the master specifications that come ‘out of the box’ are TOO simple? For a product as critical to life safety as SFRM is, you want to be certain that your specification covers all the performance bases in a clear, concise, correct, and complete manner. For this roundtable, we will focus on structuring a specification to address the critical performance requirements of SFRM.

Please come prepared for discussion on your experiences working with SFRM specifications. Input from all is encouraged.

Facilitated by:
Melissa Gibson, NCARB, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C | Associate Vice President and Specifier | Epstein
Randall Chapple AIA, SE, CSI, CCS, LEED AP | Associate Principal and Director, Specifications and Material Research |Goettsch Partners

Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA/CES/HSW LU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the types of spray-applied fireproofing products available.
  2. Evaluate the performance characteristics (binder, density, and bond strength) of the different SFRM formulas and how best to use each combination.
  3. Identify and discuss the applicable code requirements, including testing and inspections, regarding SFRM.
  4. Review different approaches for specifying SFRM versus the ARCOM Masterspec.

In person or webcast attendance is available for this roundtable.

Registration: Required by Monday, October 2.  Limited seating available on a first come basis. Complimentary to members and non-members. Non-members requesting to attend will be added to a waiting list until members are accommodated. Notification of available non-member spaces is sent at least two business days in advance.  Those not able to attend in person will be sent webinar link prior to event.
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