Christopher DeMarco
Christopher DeMarco
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Christopher DeMarco Manager of Technical Services and Applications Engineering at Specified Technologies Inc

Understanding the Basics of Fire-stopping: Part Three

In previous editions of International Fire Protection we learned that a fundamental fire protection strategy is to divide a building into fire-rated compartments intended to contain fire to the compartment of origin. When openings are created in the fire-rated walls…

Understanding the Basics of Firestopping: Part Two

In the previous edition of International Fire Protection we learned that a fundamental fire protection strategy is to divide a building into fire-rated compartments intended to contain fire to the compartment of origin. When openings are created in the walls…

Understanding the Basics of Firestopping: Part One

A building is made of a number of fire-rated compartments. When these compartments are breached by various building service elements such as pipes and conduits, their fire-rating and ability to resist smoke migration is compromised. Firestopping, thus, is the process…

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