Editorial Contributions by International Fireproof Technology, Inc.
BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE
How They Can Compliment SPF Businesses
BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA
Firestop systems are utilized to seal
penetrations in fire-rated walls and
maintain the integrity of fire separation
between wall assemblies.
HOW CAN FIRESTOP MATERIALS GROW A SPRAY
According to the Firestop Contractors International
Association (FCIA), the firestop contracting market is
estimated to be growing at 25 and 40 percent per year.
Furthermore, the FCIA reveals that 75 percent of the
firestop contracting market is still untapped, which
In recent years, there has been an increased growth for firestop systems in the con- struction sector due mainly to increases in
fire inspections. If installed properly, these
materials can effectively obstruct the passage
of fire, smoke, or toxic gasses from one-side
of a fire-rated assembly to another by shoring
up gaps created by penetrations. That is why
firestop systems are crucial elements when it
comes to meeting building codes.