Start planning firestop early
It is never too early to start planning firestop, and this project is case-in-point. From the design phase, Hilti Project Engineers worked directly with Specifiers to develop a firestop solution tailored to not only the budget and schedule, but also the practicalities of the hospital once it is operational. The Building Owner’s safety requirements could be met without compromising the project delivery time, cable management, airflow control and product approvals.
During the construction phase, a dedicated Hilti Project Team routinely visited the jobsite to provide installation guidance and support to the Contractor’s team. Any challenges could be tackled on-site, helping to avoid causing delays or overruns.
5,000 CFS-CID cast-in devices and 10,000 CFS-SL speed sleeves make up the finished hospital’s fire compartmentation plan. For pipe penetrations, the CFS-CID cast-in device was selected as it reduces construction time and cost overall, and virtually guarantees fully approved firestopping when installed correctly. For firestopping cables, speed sleeves were specified thanks to their airflow control and because they make replacing cables a quick and cost-effective task for Facility Managers.