Following last year’s successful launch of FireblockWall™, the first-of-its-kind, one-hour fire-rated reusable temporary containment system, STARC Systems has introduced a clever new accessory that eliminates the need for facility managers and contractors to build through the spaghetti above the ceiling – or construct a soffit to the deck – in order to meet code requirements during occupied renovations in healthcare settings.
Fire Safety During Construction
Fire stopping barriers that meet four industry fire codes and ICRA Class V guidelines
Fire-rated walls are part of a building’s passive fire protection system. Whether permanent or temporary, these walls are inspected against applicable codes by the appropriate regulatory authorities, with the goal of preventing fire from spreading from one part of a building to another. The wall’s rating indicates how long it can contain fire.
Under ICRA 2.0, the precautions matrix now includes five construction project types, compared to four in the previous version. In addition to maintaining higher infection control standards, Class V calls for NFPA 241 compliant barriers. NFPA 241 is the standard that provides measures for preventing or minimizing fire damage to structures, including those in underground locations, during construction, alteration, or demolition.
With the introduction of FireblockWall™ — the first-of-its-kind reusable one-hour fire-rated modular temporary containment system – contractors now have an option for maintaining safety standards while working efficiently.