Codes, Standards, & Interpretations.

The following are links to and quick information on supporting materials requiring 3rd party special inspection in San Diego County for buildings over 75’, healthcare (OSHPD I-IV) and Risk Categories III - IV occupancies.

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1701A.3 Special inspections and tests (oshpd 1 and 4)

“the owner shall employ one or more approved agencies to provide special inspections and tests during construction on the types of work listed under Chapters 17A Special Inspections & Tests.”

1704A.2 Special inspections and test.

“the owner shall employ one or more approved agencies to provide a special inspection on teste during construction on the types of work specified in” section 1705A.17 Fire-resistant penetrations and joints.

1705A.17 Fire-resistant penetrations & joints.

“In high-rise buildings or in buildings assigned to Risk Category III or IV, special inspections for through-penetrations, membrane penetration firestops, fire-resistant joint systems and perimeter fire barrier systems shall be in accordance with Section 1705.17.1 Penetrating firestops or 1705.17.2. Fire-resistant joint systems.

1705A.17.1 Penetrating Firesstops or 1705A.17.2.fire-resistant joint systems

“Inspections of penetration firestop systems that are tested and listed shall be conducted by an approved agency in accordance with

ASTM E2174.

Inspection of fire-resistant joint systems that are tested and listed shall be conducted by an approved agency in accordance with ASTM

E2393.”

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Policy Intent Notice - 67 (PIN) Fire-Resistant Penetrations and Joints – Special Inspections.

“Special Inspections conducted by an approved inspection agency are required for fire-resistant penetrations and joints, and shall be in accordance with the 2016 California Building Code (CBC) Section 1701A.4, ASTM E 2174, and ASTM 2393. Individuals conducting the special inspections shall have OSHPD approved training and certifications.

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code. Chapter 18 New Healthcare OCCUPANCIES & Chapter 19 existing healthcare OCCUPANCIES.

8.3.5 Penetrations.

8.3.5.1* Firestop Systems and Devices Required.

8.3.5.1A ASTM E2174, Standard Practice for On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Stops, provide guidance for the inspection of through penetration fire stop systems”.

8.3.6 Joints

8.3.6.5 Joints made within or between fire resistance-rated assemblies shall be protected with a joint system.

8.3.6.5* On-site inspection of firestopping is important in maintaining the integrity of any vertical or horizontal fire barrier. Two standard practice document were developed with the ASTM process to allow inspection of through penetrations, joint, and perimeter fire barrier systems. ASTM E2393, Standard Practice for On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers, provides guidance for the inspection of fire-resistive joint and perimeter fire barrier joint systems […] ASTM E 2393 contains a standardized report format, which would lead to greater consistency for inspection.