* *NEW FIRESTOP SPECIAL INSPECTION STANDARDS**
Firestopping is a critical area of fire protection in commercial buildings to limit the spread of building fires. This is the reason NYC Department of Buildings changed their new 2014 code to require firestop special inspections utilizing the ASTM firestop inspection standards for all buildings. According to these standards, the inspector shall provide visual and/or destructive testing for a percentage of the firestop systems. The New ASTM firestop inspection standards have proven to be an excellent standard to protect the liability of the special inspection agency and general contractors. To reduce your liability these standards need to be adhered to, so NYSSPE has supported firestop special inspection training for its membership.
Brice Miller- Fire Containment Training Services, LLC
Brice has over 25 years' experience as a code official and 12 years as a firestop trainer. He has provided firestop presentations to thousands of Firestop Special Inspectors and State International Code Council (ICC) Chapters throughout the country. Brice proposed the ICC Firestop Inspector Certification and has assisted ICC with not only their firestop publications but had the opportunity to develop two full day firestop presentations, for their on-line firestop training. He served for 2 ½ years as the Executive Director of the International Firestop Council.