CSINext September 2023 Meeting

Greetings! We will be conducting our September Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Barrier Management for Compliance in Healthcare Facilities" Presented by Michael Crall. Mark your calendars for September 27th at 12:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!

Construction Specifications Institute

CSINext Chapter
September 2023 Meeting

Meeting Date: September 27, 2023
Meeting Time: 12:00pm EDT
Meeting  RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__GawsHiIT-q8mr0hqBdJfQ

Speaker: Michael Crall


An important criterion for a first-class property environment is the establishment of risk management and loss prevention programs to assure the reliability of fire and life safety systems. Barrier management programs are one such risk management practice that entails identifying all types of fire rated assemblies including the types of penetrations, and the activities that cause them to become breached.

This program is intended to provide a road map of best practices that can be utilized to assist with commissioning of a new project to the maintaining of these barriers post construction. These practices will provide the tools needed to achieve compliance. The goal of any barrier management program is to prepare and mitigate possible issues through detection and suppression of potential future loss from fire. The program does this by setting expectations for all parties involved including designers, vendors, contractors, and facility maintenance personnel to maintain a specific set of Firestop Systems for installation and inspection of assemblies during the construction phase and the managing of the facility post construction to have a better understanding when situations of non-compliance might arise.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the importance of a preconstruction risk assessment and the IBC special inspection for firestopping requirement prior to construction.
  2. Discuss the process used to ensure fire and smoke rated barrier compliance during safety inspection commissioning.
  3. Differentiate between common fire protection and life safety code sections in the IBC (Division 7) and NFPA 101.
  4. Identify tools, best practices and procedures to achieve life safety code compliance in fire, smoke, and acoustical assemblies during all phases of the buildings life cycle.

Learning Units will be provided: Yes (AIA LU/HSW)

About the Speaker:

Michael Crall is a Field Engineer – Central North America for Specified Technologies Inc. STI is a global firestop manufacturer located in New Jersey with engineering offices in NJ and OK. Michael’s experience includes 30 years in IBC / NFPA Compliance Standards, Barrier Management Strategies, healthcare facility audits and has been providing AIA / BICSI and various state approved presentations for over 25 years.

Michael currently sits on various building code, regulatory committees and building code roundtables facilitating technical presentations to architect, building code official, fire marshal and construction trades for continuing education. Michael has partnered with healthcare facility owners to assess and design proactive barrier management compliance programs. When provided an opportunity to present CEU programs, the content is historical and code based, along with industry examples found during building construction or healthcare facility surveys.


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