ASTM E06.21 Subcommittee on Serviceability


The ASTM E06.21 Subcommittee on Serviceability met on Tuesday, October 25 to review the latest draft for WK54567 – Standard Practice for the On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Materials. Technical Contact for the work item, Phil Mancuso with Isolatek International, went through the draft line by line and took notes and comments from the subcommittee members in order to make final changes before submitting the work item for ASTM subcommittee ballot.

This proposed Standard Practice will be a key document that is expected to provide authorities having jurisdiction, such as building officials and fire marshals, a standardized methodology to inspect SFRM and IFRM materials as well as offer potential code language.

SFRM and IFRM materials are designed to safeguard the structural integrity of steel and other substrates under fire conditions and to maintain safe conditions for a specified period of time. These materials are a vital component in the modern building design of structures such as schools, hospitals, residential, office, petrochemical and manufacturing plants, where structural steel is the key element in supporting the load of the structure.

Phil Mancuso expects the work item to be balloted before the end of this year. He will work with subcommittee members to handle the comments and negatives that he expects will arise from the ballot process. Amendments and re-balloting processes will be complete as needed with expectations of a final ballot towards the ladder part of 2017.

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Isolatek International is the world leader in passive fire protection technology, developing, manufacturing, and delivering fire resistive solutions that protect structures and ultimately save lives. Its spray-applied fire-resistive materials, intumescent spray-applied fire resistive materials, rigid board, primer-sealers, and topcoats are rigorously tested and certified by world renowned authorities and agencies. Isolatek products are used globally and specified by architects, engineers, and embraced by general contractors for projects within the commercial, petrochemical and tunnel industries. Isolatek International provides passive fireproofing materials under the CAFCO trademark in the Americas and other markets and under the ISOLATEK trademark throughout the world.
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