A.    Gypsum Board Wall Assemblies


B.    Wood Floor Assemblies


C.    Wood Floor/Ceiling Assemblies.




A.    Section 07200 – Thermal Protection: Thermal insulation systems.


B.    Section 07810 – Applied Fireproofing: Requirements for and application of mineral fiber and cementitious fireproofing.


C.    Section 07815 – Sprayed-On Fireproofing: Requirements for and application of sprayed-on fireproofing.


D.    Section 07840 – Firestopping: Requirements for and installation of firestopping protection.


E.    Section 09260 – Gypsum Board Wall Assemblies: Requirements for hourly Rating


F.    Section 09644 – Wood Floor Assemblies: Requirements for Hourly Rating


G.    Section 09645 – Wood Floor/Ceiling Assemblies: Requirements for Hourly Rating


H.    Section 09960 – High Performance Coatings


I.      Section 09966 – Fire Retardant Coatings


J.     Section 09967 – Intumescent Painting




A.    ASTM E 84 (30 minute) – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.


B.    ASTM E 119 – Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.


C.    ASTM E 2768 – Standard Test Method Extended Duration Surface Building Characteristics of Building Materials.


D.    UL 263 – Fire Resistant Rated Assemblies


E.    NFPA 251 – Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Endurance of Building Construction and Materials


F.    NFPA 286 – Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth.


G.    NFPA 703 – Standard for Fire Retardant Treated Wood and Fire Retardant Coatings for Building Materials.


H.    UL 723 – Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.


I.      CAN/ULC –S – 101 Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Endurance of Building Construction and Materials




A.    Fire-Resistance Ratings: As Tested and Listed by Guardian Fire Testing Laboratories Assembly designation (




A.    Submit under provisions of Section 01300.


B.    Product Data: Manufacturer’s data sheets on each product to be used, including:

1.     Preparation instructions and recommendations.

2.     Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.

3.     Installation methods.


C.    Certification: Obtain and submit certification by authority having jurisdiction that fireproofing products are acceptable.


D.    Installer’s qualification statement indicating installer is approved by the manufacturer as an installer.


E.    Manufacturer’s Certificates: Certify products meet or exceed specified requirements.




A.    Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in the manufacture of the products specified, with minimum of 5 years documented experience accredited by ANSI/ASQ and A Class Standards.


B.    Installer Qualifications: Applicator shall be a firm experienced in the installation of fire retardant treatments similar in type and scope to that required for this project and is trained and certified by the manufacturer for installation of the product specified.


C.    All applications will be monitored and tracked by IFS UV Identification and Tracking Program.




A.    Store products indoors between 33º F – 100º, (1º C – 38º C) in manufacturer’s unopened packaging until ready for installation.


B.    Protect products against freezing.





A.    Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer’s absolute limits.


B.    Do not install when substrate temperature is less than 50º F (10º C) or above 125º F (52º C) and when relative humidity is above 85 percent.


C.    Maintain ventilation after application of fireproofing in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.


D.    Coordinate sequence of work with other installers of work that needs to penetrate fireproofing, to avoid unnecessary damage and patching.


E.    Coordinate sequence of work with other installers of work that would obstruct access to surfaces to be fireproofed.




A. Acceptable Manufacturer: Shield Industries, Inc.; 131 Smokehill Lane, Woodstock, GA 30188; Tel: 770- 517-6860.

B. Substitutions: Not permitted.


International Fire-Shield, Inc.; PO Box 7305, Auburn, NY 13021; Tel: 800-513-5134; email:; web:


A. 1500º Series® FireGuard E-84® as manufactured for International Fire-Shield, Inc.;  PO Box 7305, Auburn, NY 13021; Tel: 800-513-5134; email:; web:

1.     Thin Film intumescent coating that creates a fire retardant and fire resistant barrier on a wide range of interior building surfaces including gypsum, wood and OSB.

2.         Decorative Finish – Gives a smooth/flat decorative finish

3.         Can be top coated to color choice (Contact manufacturer for compatible top coat).

4.         Provides a hard, impact and abrasion resistant finish

5.         Low VOC content and LEED Compliant






A.    Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared or environmental conditions are outside the Manufacturers absolute limits.


B.    Examine for wet conditions; Do not apply product to substrates that are wet or have been wet, unless they can be dried to the maximum moisture content as specified by the manufacturer.


C.    Verify that substrates are ready to receive 1500 Series ® FireGuard E-84® thermal barrier coating.


D.    Ensure that all primers are compatible with the coating.


E.    Verify that items need to penetrate the coating are in place, including clips, hangers, supports, and sleeves.


F.    Verify that other work that would obstruct access to surfaces to be fireproofed has not been installed.


G.    Where the thermal barrier coating is to be exposed to view as a finished surface, verify that surfaces are smooth, without voids, cracks, or projections.


H.    If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.


I.      If openings or penetrations are too large to be filled with thermal barrier coating, fill using intumescent fire rated putty (3m) or other approved manufacturer to meet the system rating requirements.




A.    Clean surfaces thoroughly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions prior to installation.


B.    Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.


C.    Clean surfaces of dirt, dust, grease, oil, loose material, and other matter that may affect bond of the coating.


D.    Protect floors and adjacent walls and ceilings from overspray, fall-out, and dusting.




A.    Install in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.


B.    Thoroughly mix product with a ½” electric or air driven drill with a slotted paddle or jiffy blade. Mix product for a minimum of 5 minutes to achieve the necessary texture required before application.


C.    Install the thermal barrier coating by brush, roller or airless sprayer application. Multiple coats will be required to meet specifications to the job requirements. Allow each coat to completely dry to the touch before applying next coat.


D.    Field tinting and thinning of product is not allowed.


E.    Perform frequent measurements with a wet film gauge during each application to ensure uniform thickness and wet mil thickness as specified by the manufacturer.


F.    Remove coating from surfaces not specifically required to be fireproofed.


G.    Protect installed products until completion of project.


H.    Remove excess material, overspray, droppings, and debris.


I.      Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion. If thermal barrier coating becomes damaged rebuild required thickness by brush, roller or spray application. Damaged area must be abraded back to a firm edge by sanding or scraping. Topcoats should be abraded back 1” from the damaged area.


J.     All applications will be monitored and tracked by IFS UV Identification and Tracking Program.




A.    All applicators are trained and certified by Global Fireproof Solutions.


B.    All applications are factored with 10% extra mil thickness to ensure a minimum of the dry film thickness.


C.    All wet application thicknesses are gauged after each coating is applied. All dry film thicknesses are gauged and spot checked with a dry film thickness meter.


D.    Global Fireproof Solutions will perform a 3rd party certification process including the finished job site inspection and provide certification documents.


E.    All applications will be monitored and tracked by IFS UV Identification and Tracking Program.


F.    Correct defective work as a direct result from certified applicators installation and provide further inspection and testing to verify compliance, at no cost to Owner.


G.    All evaluations of thermal intumescents will take place every 2 years after Substantial Completion.


1.     Check for new openings

2.     Check for cracking and spotting

3.     Repair if necessary





A.    Written Certification shall be provided for the substrates or assemblies treated for meeting the required code by Global Fireproof Solutions or other qualified 3rd party inspection services.