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Understanding the National Building Code for Firestopping


13 November - 14 November 2018
Location: Online
Provider: Hilti

Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

The National Building Code of Canada, and the Provincial codes, which are all based on the NBCC, include requirements for firestopping that are often perceived as confusing. This is partly due to the fact that the requirements are distributed across multiple sections of the code, rather than in one dedicated section. This webinar will help provide a clear overview of the code’s requirements for firestopping of penetrations, joints and curtain wall gaps, including the somewhat complex and not always consistent exceptions and variations.


Understand the code requirements for firestopping of penetrations, and the variations in protection required for different types of piping

Understand how the firestopping of joints is governed by a general “continuity” mandate for fire-rated assemblies

Learn how the 2018 edition of CAN/ULC-S115 “Standard Method of Fire Tests of Firestop Systems” now provides clear guidance for the fire testing and performance assessment of curtain wall edge-of-slab joints