Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
There is more to an expansion joint system than just the frame and covers. This AIA CES program deals with the life safety specifics of fire barriers, industry standards and testing. In addition, it covers installation concerns, proper detailing of fire barriers, and the current state of joint system verification. The goal is to limit liability and make sure your building and its occupants are not vulnerable to the hazards of fire, smoke and heat transfer.
Matthew Fisher is the senior product manager for JointMaster® Expansion Joint Systems, a division of Inpro®. He has 20 years of experience in architecture, construction management, and building materials management. Trained and serving six years in practice as an architect, Matthew knows the design process and the importance of design intent. His seven years in construction management gave him a depth of expertise and understanding of the rigors and pressures of building projects on time and on budget. Matthew has been the product manager for JointMaster for the past six years, and he enjoys the ability to continue his learning by working with architects and contractors in the field. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a certified LEED Accredited Professional and Construction Document Technologist.
- Obtain a high-level understanding of fire barriers as related to expansion joint systems.
- Review standard industry fire barrier types, ratings and testing protocols.
- Identify proper barrier detailing of common building conditions.
- Distinguish consistent fire barrier installations from those that leave the building vulnerable.