Date: November 11, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm - 1 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Credit

Firestop: Life Safety Fundamentals with the BCRC

Presented by the Building Codes & Regulations Committee of AIA Detroit
1 Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) AIA Credit will be provided.


This course is excellent for designers, installers, and code officials to aid in better understanding Life Safety and parameters of firestopping applications.

Learning Objectives:
•  Learn the requirements of compliance and be able to understand Life Safety parameters and role of firestop systems and products to reinstate barrier integrity and continuity.
•  Understand Life Safety practices, barriers, and compartmentation requirements.
•  Understand basic code and UL System approach to managing the components of a firestop system.
•  Recognize the barrier and ratings requirements for correct application and products used.

Speaker Info:
Michael Crall, Specified Technologies Inc. Territory Manager
I work for Specified Technologies Inc and we are a firestop manufacturer based out of New Jersey. I have 30 years’ experience in IBC / NFPA Compliance Standards and Barrier Management Strategies. State of Michigan Act 407 Approved Instructor of 20 years, I present, train, and facilitate technical presentations to various Code Official / Fire Marshal Officials for continuing education. I’ve partnered with new construction clients as well as facility owners to assess and design proactive barrier compliance alignment measures to stand up to the highly regulated building construction standards.

Married 31 years with 21-year-old triplet boys who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Nick is attending Ferris University and is pursuing a BS in Bio-Medical Engineering; he has been working on an Alzheimer’s research drug with anticipated patent in the upcoming year. Grant is also attending Ferris and is pursuing a BS in Automotive Management; he is serving in the Army National Guard and is currently deployed. Garrett is attending Lake Superior State and is pursuing a BS in Fire Science and recently passed his Fire Fighter I / II and Hazmat certification.