Applied fireproofing material protects steel columns, beams, metal decking and joists from the effects of heat generated during a fire and may also provide some acoustical dampening and thermal insulation. This passive fire protection method should allow building occupants more time to evacuate during a fire and also give first responders more time to save a building structure.
experienced crews deliver superior results
Experience with specific materials and conditions really matters in this specialty.
We have been providing fireproofing services for more than 25 years. It takes time to learn how to mix and apply different types of material in changing environmental conditions and different building designs. We make fine adjustments to our mix and spray consistency based on air temperature, relative humidity, ventilation, hose length, and surface characteristics.
Our crews have extensive experience with high, medium, and low density spray-applied fireproofing (SFRM) for structural steel to achieve a 1- , 2- , 3- , or 4-hour rating as required by the project specifications. On some projects, we may apply interior and/or exterior intumescent coatings (IFRM).
Novinger’s Inc applied fireproofing crews are trained and certified in safe usage of scaffolding and lifts. They use appropriate eye protection and respirators during mixing and application.
we can apply cementitious, intumescent and mastic material
Our crews use a team approach to create a top-quality application that will pass strict inspection standards for proper coverage, thickness, and density according to the applicable building code at the project site.
We have experience with low, medium, and high density fireproofing – as well as the ability to buy material from almost any manufacturer. Because of the experience level of our fireproofing crews, we can fine-tune each application to achieve the necessary thickness and coverage to fulfill job-specific code requirements.
We also have experience spraying both water-based and solvent-based mastic. This material is typically used on exposed steel and in areas where the thickness and appearance of cementitious fireproofing will not suffice. When exposed to extreme heat, the applied material expands and protects the underlying surfaces.
Our manufacturer Certifications
A superior fireproofing company must have employees that understand the unique properties of materials and application restrictions. Novinger’s Inc crews have been trained as licensed applicators for materials from these manufacturers:
- GCP Applied Technologies®