On January 9th, Christopher Lynch, P.E. and Jason Hopkins, P.E. will be presenting to the Southeastern Massachusetts Building Officials Association (SEMBOA) on Third Party Firestopping Inspections. This presentation will provide an overview of the firestopping requirements contained in the building code, what an approved firestopping assembly actually is, and the process for special inspections outlined in the ASTM standards referenced by the 9th Edition of 780 CMR. The presentation will provide details of who can serve as a special inspector, required credentials of a special inspector, conflicts of interest to be aware of, and the documentation required to be provided to the building official. Discussion will also include the consideration for AHJs to require both a fire stopping statement of special inspection at the time of building permit as well the 3rd party Special inspector’s affidavit as a condition for certificate of occupancy.
Please venue and sign up information at http://www.semboa.org. We hope to see you there!