Below you will find additional technical resources for the industry. Follow the links to read the document online or download in MS Word format.
Using Contracts to Manage Volatile Material Availability and Pricing, June 2021
Managing Volatile Materials Pricing, April 2021
NEW UL Perimeter Fire Containment Numbering System, November 2022
NEW UL Continuity Joint Numbering System, November 2021
NEW UL Firestop Numbering System, November 2021
NEW UL Joint Numbering System, November 2021
Firestop Contractor Program Going Strong, May 2018
Gypsum Association Recommendations for Assessing, Repairing Gypsum Boards and Panels, June 2015
UL 2015 Guide Information – Penetration Firestops
UL 2015 Guide Information – Perimeter Fire Containment
UL 1479 Standard revision effective 9/20/07
FCIA Standard Answers to Common Questions Document 1 – Equal F & T Ratings, December 2004
FCIA Standard Answers to Common Questions UL’s New “W” and “L” Ratings, December, 2004
International Firestop Council Guidelines for Acceptance of EJ’s by Others – Penetrations
International Firestop Council Guidelines for Acceptance of EJ’s by Others – Perimeter Fire Containment
IBC 2012 Inspection Requirements – Check Out FCIA’s Webinars for info.
IFC Recommended Guidelines for Inspection of Firestopping
IFC Recommended Guidelines for Performing Destructive Testing of Firestopping
UL Firestop Sealant Shrinkage Evaluation Option, March 2011
Compatibility of Firestop Products and Surfaces Contacted - Metallics to Plastics, June 2023 - FCIA recommends that firestop system manufacturers should provide compatibility statements regarding the products used to protect breaches in fire-resistance-rated assemblies and the penetrating item(s), in addition to assurance that the expected fire-resistance performance remains the same, even with coatings applied to the penetrating items.
Copper Development Association & Sealants – FCIA recommends that Firestop Contractors seek manufacturer statements of compatibility when using firestop sealants around copper piping.
Incompatible Products – Lubrizon for Flowguard, Blazemaster or Corzan CPVC Pipe – FCIA recommends that Firestop Contractors consult this list to verify compatibility of products when working with these types of piping systems.