Expansion Joint Fire Barriers: Principles, Practices, and Problems

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Matthew Fisher

Learning Objectives:

  1. Master a basic understanding of fire barriers as related to expansion joint systems.
  2. Define industry-standard fire barrier types, ratings, and testing protocols.
  3. Identify proper barrier detailing of common building conditions.
  4. Distinguish good barrier installations from those that increase vulnerabilities.
  5. Examine system failure causes and their remedies.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

There is more to an expansion joint system than just the frame and covers. This webinar deals with the life safety specifics of fire barriers, industry standards, and testing. In addition, it covers installation concerns, proper detailing of fire barriers, and the current state of joint system verification.

The goal is to limit liability and make sure your building and its occupants are not vulnerable to the hazards of fire, smoke, and heat transfer.

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Matthew Fisher is the senior product manager for JointMaster® Expansion Joint Systems, a division of Inpro®. He has 20 years of experience in architecture, construction management, and building materials management. Trained and serving six years in practice as an architect, Matthew knows the design process and the importance of design intent. His seven years in construction management gave him a depth of expertise and understanding of the rigors and pressures of building projects on time and budget. For the past six years, he has been the product manager for JointMaster, and he enjoys the ability to continue his learning by working with architects and contractors in the field. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional and also holds the Construction Document Technologist credential.

JoinMaster, a division of Inpro logo image. JointMaster®, a division of Inpro®, protects buildings in their stand against the elements to provide a safe environment for people. www.inprocorp.com/jointmaster