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Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Fire separations are required in buildings for good reasons. Architects are aware of the “passive” separation approach of using compartmentalized spaces that are enclosed on all horizontal and vertical sides with fire rated construction. In particular, large buildings require expansion joints that are often located in fire rated construction assemblies that separate occupied spaces from each other, from vertical shaft ways, or from adjacent tenancies.
This course will review the issues surrounding expansion joints and fire safety. It will then go on to explore the three common types of fire barrier expansion joint systems and the suitability of each for different conditions. Specifically, compression systems, fire rated foams, and fire blankets will be looked at. Architects will discuss the practical design and construction aspects of working these into buildings and review examples.
Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA. Mr. Arsenault is a registered architect, sustainability consultant, author, and speaker based in Greensboro, North Carolina. A 1977 graduate of Syracuse University, his multi-faceted work has focused on principles of high performance buildings including energy, code compliance, safety, and sustainability.
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.
David Del Vecchio, Architect. David opened his own practice in 1991 soon after obtaining his license here in New Jersey, providing both design and expert services. In his design practice, he works with busy professionals who are seeking a trusted advisor on building design and construction, and won't settle for anything less than excellence.
Miguel Rodriguez, FAIA is a broadly experienced architect with over 35 years in the profession. As firm principal he directly overseas administration, client relations and marketing and is also directly in charge of and participates on each firm project overseeing the activities of the Project Manager and participating in all phases of project development.
- Identify the role that building construction joints play in a well-designed building and the code and life safety issues associated with making those joints fire resistive.
- Recognize the common types of fire resistive expansion joint filler systems that are available as solutions to meet safety requirements.
- Review the practical aspects of designing and constructing fire resistive expansion joints in different building situations and conditions.
- Determine ways to incorporate the principles and topics presented into architectural design and documentation as evidenced in project case studies.