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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
2:00 – 5:00 pm CDT

Presented by Sharron Halpert
Halpert Life Safety Consulting

Fire rated design elements- how they are tested and what that means to your project
(ASTM E119, ASTM E1966, ASTM E814)
Understanding and using UL nomenclature to improve life safety
Key things to do differently to reduce liability, improve life safety
Understanding the difference between a smoke barrier/fire barrier/smoke partition/
fire wall and why you need to pay attention to L ratings in your firestop submittal.


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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
3.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.3 CEUs (Fire)


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Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
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American Planning Association (APA)
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Sharron Halpert

Sharron Halpert, Halpert Life Safety Consulting

Ms. Halpert has been responsible for quality control on projects valued over $18 billion, which means she has covered roughly 25 million square feet of project space in the last 12 years alone. The last 20 years has had her trouble shooting firestop issues on everything from a nuclear power plant to sports stadiums, hospitals, telecommunications, mega-resorts and more. Ms. Halpert is also a voting member of ASTM and a member of the International Firestop Council. She was selected by Rutgers to teach NJ building inspectors and sub code officials. She has presented at ICC, AIA and SFPE conferences and events across the US and as far away as Saudi Arabia.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Use Firestop Submittals to Improve Life Safety on Multi-family and Commercial Building Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines firestop methods in a fire-resistance rated wall, how they tested, understanding and using UL nomenclature to improve life safety, strategies to employ to reduce liability and improve life safety, and the differences between a smoke barriers, fire barriers, smoke partition, anf fire wall.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe fire-rated design elements, how they are tested, and how they can be used in particular projects in compline with ASTM E119, ASTM E1966, and ASTM E814.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to use UL nomenclature to improve life safety.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify firestop strategies to reduce liability and improve life safety.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate smoke barriers, fire barriers, smoke partitions and fire walls, and they will be able to explain the importance of paying attention to L ratings in firestop submittals.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  03/24/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Webinar Price: $150.00