Welcome to the Barrier Management Symposium Video Series, a series of videos that dive into smoke and fire barrier management, as well as other fire resistance methods. This series features top experts in the field and was developed in collaboration by the Firestop Contractors International Association, American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE),  The Joint Commission, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and many other partner organizations highlighted in the videos.

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MODULE 1

Introduction to the Barrier Management Symposium Video Series
This segment introduces the objectives and purposes of the series – the sharing of knowledge to help improve patient safety through proper barrier management.

MODULE 2

Barrier Management Systems Introduction
This segment provides an overview of the development of the Barrier Management Program and the standards addressed within the series. George Mills covers the issues and concerns of barrier systems for Joint Commission standards LS.02.01.10, General Requirements, LS.02.01.20, Means of Egress, LS .02.01.30, Protections, and LS.02.01.50 Building Systems.

MODULE 3
Three-Part Series – This segment provides a hospital perspective of the implementation of a barrier management program and how this affects patient care and safety.

The Health Care Perspective on Barrier Management Part 1
Part 1 covers the strategical goals and initiatives of ASHE, importance of building codes and standards.

The Health Care Perspective on Barrier Management Part 2
Part 2 introduces the importance of building codes and standards and how they influence barrier management systems.

The Health Care Perspective on Barrier Management Part 3
Part 3 covers accreditation concerns and how these influence barrier management systems and the importance of a total system perspective in relation to patient safety.

MODULE 4
Four-Part Series – This segment of the video series covers the fundamental requirements of fire and smoke barriers.

Fire and Smoke Barriers Part 1
Part 1 identifies the different types of barriers used in healthcare facilities.

Fire and Smoke Barriers Part 2
Part 2 describes the five code aspects of rated barriers; rating, continuity, openings and penetrations, types of materials and structural robustness.

Fire and Smoke Barriers Part 3
Part 3 covers the details of smoke barriers and the importance of identifying barriers on life safety drawings.

Fire and Smoke Barriers Part 4
Part 4 Strategies for successful barrier management systems.

MODULE 5
Three-Part Series – This segment of the video series covers the testing methodologies and standards for rated assemblies and opening protectives.

Fire and Smoke Systems Test Standards Part 1
Part 1 describes the background and development of the standards and methodologies for testing and the code requirements for the application of these standards.

Fire and Smoke Systems Test Standards Part 2
Part 2 describes the testing of wall assemblies and rated wall penetrations.

Fire and Smoke Systems Test Standards Part 3
Part 3 covers the importance of proper wall penetration installation and maintenance.

MODULE 6
Four-Part Series – This segment of the video series covers gypsum wallboard and its use in fire-rated barriers.

Gypsum Part 1
Part 1 explores the gypsum mineral and its impact on fire-resistance in a systems basis.

Gypsum Part 2
Part 2 describes the different types of gypsum core and their relation to fire-resistance.

Gypsum Part 3
Part 3 covers construction details for gypsum panels.

Gypsum Part 4
Part 4 shares details for repair methods and innovative gypsum technologies.

MODULE 7
Four-Part Series – This segment of the video series covers firestopping.

Fierstopping Systems Part 1
Part 1 covers the building and fire code requirements for firestopping.

Firestopping Systems Part 2
Part 2 covers the variety of firestop products, firestop materials physical properties and design methodologies and selection.

Firestopping Systems Part 3
Part 3 covers the proper installation of firestopping products.

Firestopping Systems Part 4
Part 4 covers installer qualifications and inspection methods.

MODULE 8
Three-Part Series – This segment of the video series covers smoke and fire-rated swing doors and builders hardware.

Fire and Smoke Doors Part 1
Part 1 provides an introduction to swinging fire doors and builders hardware and testing methodologies for fire door ratings.

Fire and Smoke Doors Part 2
Part 2 covers NFPA 80 and inspection requirements for swinging fire doors.

Fire and Smoke Doors Part 3
Part 3 covers installation and maintenance of swinging fire doors and inspection requirements.

MODULE 9
Three-Part Series – This segment of the video series covers fire, smoke and combination fire/smoke dampers.

Dampers Part 1
Part 1 covers the configuration and installation of fire, smoke and combination fire/smoke dampers.

Dampers Part 2
Part 2 covers the selection, installation and operational testing of dampers.

Dampers Part 3
Part 3 covers the periodic maintenance and testing of dampers.

MODULE 10

Glazing
This segment of the video series covers the code requirements, labeling and testing of fire protective and fire-resistive glazing.

MODULE 11
Two-Part Series – This segment of the video series covers recommendations on the development of a barrier management program.

Barrier Management Program Recommendations Part 1
Part 1 covers development of a program based on policy, permit, educate and inspect processes.

Barrier Management Program Recommendations Part 2
Part 2 covers the implementation of a barrier management program along with the use of interim life safety measures and above ceiling permitting processes.

MODULE 12
Four-Part Series – This segment of the video series provides an overview of barrier management and barrier management policies.

Barrier Management Summary Part 1
Part 1 covers the proper design and specifying of barrier systems in order to provide total fire protection.

Barrier Management Summary Part 2
Part 2 explains the importance of inspections and maintenance.

Barrier Management Summary Part 3
Part 3 summarizes the construction methodologies to assure proper installation of barrier systems along with an outline of recommended policies for a barrier management program.

Barrier Management Summary Part 4
Part 4 discusses the important role that we play in the managing the program and different methodologies that can be used to document and manage a total fire protection program.