Firestop Classes in New Jersey
I am excited to announce the schedule for Rutgers Fall classes. There are heaps of great classes available in this program, but the ones I am teaching are:
Understanding the Requirements of Firestop Special Inspection- 1705.17
Special inspection (SI) of firestop is a requirement in NJ and since there is no licensing process the local jurisdictions (AHJ) are responsible for ensuring that the contracted inspector is actually qualified. This class goes over the reporting requirements and a few ways to identify if your SI is up for the job. Participants will even walk away with a few inspection tricks up their sleeve to try out on their next project. This class is designed to help the AHJ’s keep the hacks out of their jurisdiction. While there are three slides specific to the NJ building codes, most of the information relates to ASTM E2174, ASTM E2393 and ASTM E3038 and the Chapter of the IBC as it relates to special inspection of firestop.
My favorite comment about this class last semester: “That changes everything!”
Classes will be on Friday, Nov 6 in Parsippany NJ & Thursday, Nov 16 in Cape May NJ
Inspecting Grease Duct Wrap-
We have a bit of fun in this class and do a hands on installation of grease duct wrap on an actual duct. Okay, so its not a “real” grease duct, because I have to schlep it into the class room and screw it together. It would fail the light test with your back turned. But the installation is real, the installers and inspectors are real, and the other materials are exactly what is used in the field. We do an inspection and learn how the mock field installation would fail the required lab tests. This helps the participants be able to take the technical information into the field more effectively. Then we talk about some more complication installations, what to look for during inspections. We end with a discussion of the various materials that are found in the field and this semester we hope to have samples of the factory insulated materials so we can add this to the discussion.
My favorite comment about this class last semester: (at our first break about 90 minutes into a 5 hour class) “I only signed up for the class because I needed the credits for my license. I didn’t think there was really anything for me to learn here. My class yesterday was great. I expected to learn a lot, and I did. I gotta say though, I’ve learned more in this class already, than I did all day yesterday. “
Tuesday, Nov 28 in Evesham NJ & Tursday, Dec 14 in Sayreville NJ
If you are interested in joining any of these classes, or having us present the class in your area, please email us.