Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) recently launched the Firestop Locator App for mobile, tablet and web use. Available from multiple app stores, it is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems.
“This new app allows the user to easily import plan-view drawings and achieve a fully interactive experience, pinpointing specific firestop locations to streamline the firestop tracking process,” said David Samuel, software development lead for STI. “In fact, it can reduce that time to under a minute.”
When announcing the Firestop Locator App, STI pointed out that it helps installers, contractors, designers, architects and facilities teams quickly track penetration firestop systems, construction joints, and doors and dampers. “It allows full collaboration for all team members with notification updates when connected to the internet,” STI explained. “The app also can be used even if offline, in a remote location of the building with a weak or no connection. Simply reconnect to the internet and the app updates all of the new content.”
James P. Stahl Jr., vice president and general manager for engineering and emerging businesses with STI, added, “It was important for us to develop a program that speaks to all team members in real time. To comply with the International Building Code, Section 1704.2.4, as well as ASTM E2174 and E2393, it is imperative that the facilities team, contractor and AHJs [authorities having jurisdiction] have immediate information shared within 24 hours of any deficiencies found during inspection. Our program will digest these updates and send out notifications at the end of the same day.”
In addition to providing notifications, the app “includes a robust number of detailed reports,” Stahl said, “such as corrective action reports. It’s very important for teams to have a high level of transparency. Even the labels to be placed at the firestop locations contain a preprinted QR code accessible to all team members.”