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Engineering Judgements

Firestop systems are becoming more and more prevalent as the construction industry continues to evolve.

Many jurisdictions are now requiring stringent inspection policies which often require a third party engineer to get involved. When trying to provide the proper fire rating for a wall, floor, ceiling, penetration or structural member – site conditions sometimes make it difficult to apply an exact UL Listed System.

GAR Engineering offers a rare service in which we provide a timely, cost effective solution for firestop assemblies that may vary slightly from your standard UL. We engineer these judgments using the data gathered in actual tested assemblies to make a full-proof firestop system for your project.

The brief video below explains the importance of proper fire stopping and why it’s becoming such a critical component of the construction industry today.