GRM Sealants & Coatings offers Firestopping in Kelowna, the Okanagan Valley and all over Western Canada.
We are proud to announce that we are a Hilti Accredited Firestop Specialty Contractor.
You can find our certificate here.
Through the Firestop Specialty Contractor Program, Hilti trains professional contractors in fire protection systems installation procedures of Hilti firestop products that meet all current standards and codes.
For Architects and Specifiers this is great news. By using a Hilti Accredited Firestop Specialty Contractor (HAFSC) you get factory-trained professionals who are knowledgeable about firestopping methods and quality installations.
Selecting a HAFSC has the following benefits:
• Allows tradespeople to focus on their area of expertise, leaving firestopping to passive fire protection specialists. Ensures peace of mind!
• Provide single contractor accountability for all firestop applications
• Promote hassle-free inspection by officials who know and trust professional firestop installers
• Increase your confidence that all firestopping is completed correctly the first time
A Hilti Accredited Firestop Specialty Contractor (HAFSC) is an independent professional firestop installer who has been provided specialized training by Hilti; and who has committed to provide building owners, general contractors, and subcontractors with a full service solution for all their firestopping needs. When you choose to use a Hilti Accredited FSC, you are selecting a trained firestop installation specialist committed to applying proven Hilti firestopping technology and innovation in your building to minimize the risk of loss due to fire, smoke, and toxic gases.
Hilti Accredited FSCs use Hilti firestop products, which eliminates the confusion caused by numerous subcontractors installing different firestop products on the same job. This also provides continuity throughout the job, which helps reduce your liability exposure. Their professional expertise in installing the appropriate Hilti firestop system can provide significant potential savings in time and cost to the general contractor and building owner.
During firestop inspections, Hilti Accredited FSCs can offer documented, step-by-step accountability. Their firestop expertise helps assure building officials that the proper installation techniques have been applied and that all installed firestop systems comply with local and national codes.
Standard firestopping cUL systems to any service penetrations and openings through all rated wall or floor assemplies that meet S101. This may include electrical, mechanical plumbing, sprinkler systems, data & communication, electrical, structural and misc blank openings.
Firestopping cUL systems designed for wall perimeter and curtain wall joint applications varying from a simple smoke seal to hourly ratings. These systems can be installed by utilizing a spray on material or a caulking material depending on the required finish.
Cable trays carrying communication or electrical cables may require service upgrades or additional cables run through the rated assembly after the fact. Special cUL systems are designed with a variety of firestop products that allow easy re-penetration. This technology is advancing quickly to now include specialy designed intumecent sleeves that can be installed in rated assemblies quickly and can be opened and closed when needed.
The fire protection steel spray is a water-based, low VOC spray which allows for fast, easy and safe clean up. Featuring a reduced dry time, it helps increase productivity for a variety of applications. And with up to a 4 hour fire rating, common uses include wide flange steel columns, hollow section columns, restrained and unrestrained beams and steel floor and form unit. This application is perfect for open design structures that require painting.
Specialty applications where a structural expansion joint is required to have a fire rating and be water tight all while allowing movement can be overcome with specialy designed silicone/foam seals with imbeded intumescent/fire retardant material. Applications include any fire-rated walls/floors/decks in hospitals, elevator towers, bridges, stadiums & arenas.