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Showcase-Quality Exposed Fireproof Columns

Sponsored By: Fire Trol Fireproof Columns – A Division of United Steel

Delivered By: AEC Daily

Description: Structural fire protection guards essential structural components from the devastating effects of fire. This course discusses some of the types of passive fire protection methods that are available. Examined in depth are the composition, manufacture, finishes, and design and installation considerations of prefabricated fireproof structural columns designed for exposed exterior and interior load-bearing applications.

Presented by: Tricia Brindle

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Structural Steel: Sustainability & Fireproofing

Sponsored By: Fire Trol Fireproof Columns – A Division of United Steel

Delivered By: AEC Daily

Description: With the ever-increasing focus on the sustainable built environment, building owners, architects, engineers, and contractors are incorporating structural steel into their designs. Presented here is a comprehensive view of the cradle-to-cradle structural steel supply chain from a sustainability perspective. Also discussed are steel production and design, steel’s potential contribution to LEED v4 credits, thermal capacity, and the environmental and life cycle benefits of prefabricated fireproof steel columns.

Presented by: Education Coordinator

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GBCI Info: Course# AEC1217

GBCI CE Hours: 1.50

USGBC/GBCI approved for GBCI CE Hours. Course approval #0920019066

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Showcase-Quality Exposed Fireproof Columns

Sponsored By: Fire Trol Fireproof Columns – A Division of United Steel

Delivered By: Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. 

Description: Structural fire protection guards essential structural components from the devastating effects of fire. This course examines the various active and passive fire protection methods that are available. Examined in depth are the composition, manufacture, finishes, and design and installation considerations of prefabricated fireproof structural columns designed for exposed exterior and interior load bearing applications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between active and passive fire protection and strategies used in commercial building design
  2. Define the applications, composition, shapes, features, and standards related to prefabricated fireproof structural columns
  3. State the design and erection considerations related to prefabricated fireproof columns, including column design, allowable safe loads, and through-shell connections
  4. Discuss the lifetime cost savings that can be realized by utilizing prefabricated fireproof columns versus rigid board encasement, intumescent paint, and spray-applied coatings

Design Category (CSI Division): (13) Special Construction

AIBD Division: Building Design

AIA Course Number: BRK13A

RCEP Course Number: 150216

Course & Quiz Details: 10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion.

Lunch & Learn Course Information

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Our Lunch and Learn courses are live, high-impact trainings led by expert instructors from Fire Trol Fireproof Columns. 

Topics Include: 

  • Active and passive fire protection strategies in commercial building design. 
  • Applications, composition, shapes, features, and standards related to prefabricated fireproof columns.
  • Design and erection considerations related to prefabricate fireproof columns, including column design calculations, allowable safe loads, and through-shell connections. 
  • the lifetime cost savings realized by using prefabricated fireproof columns versus rigid board encasement, intumescent paint, and spray-applied coatings.

Attendees will also receive a 1-hour continuing education credit from The American Institute of Architects.