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07-84-00 Specification

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) best practice documents state, 'say it once, refer to that one section when needed from other sections', makes sense to FCIA Members.  This FCIA Specification covers all types of firestopping in one section, 07-84-00; Penetrations, Joints and Perimeter Fire Containment are all together rather than breaking it into repetitive partial specs.

Firestopping is its own section in 07-84-00, and should therefore not be in the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communications or other sections of the Specifications for a structure.  Even projects that only focus on the penetrating items are recommended to use the 07-84-00 Specification as the basis for projects, to be edited to fit each buidling's needs.

As a resource to Specifiers and others, download FCIA's suggested 07-84-00 Specification for FREE. The Specification is from the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice, Appendix H," and is updated periodically. 

FCIA Suggested 07-84-00 Specifications:

General Specification:

  FCIA 07-84-00 Suggested Spec - PDF
  FCIA 07-84-00 Suggested Spec - WORD

Canada Specification - English

                FCIA 07-84-00 CANADA Suggested Spec - ENGLISH PDF
                FCIA 07-84-00 CANADA Suggested Spec - ENGLISH WORD


                FCIA 07-84-00 CANADA Suggested Spec - FRENCH PDF
                FCIA 07-84-00 CANADA Suggested Spec - FRENCH WORD


As a service to the industry, FCIA offers the Manual of Practice FREE to:

  • Architects with Design Firms
  • Specifiers in practice with an Architectural Firm
  • Governmental AHJ Building Officials
  • Governmental AHJ Fire Marshals, Fire Service, and Fire Officials
  • Government Officials

To receive your FREE copy of the FCIA MOP, email  Be sure to include: complete business information, including name, job title, organization/firm, address, phone, fax and email.

*Note: The Firestop Containment Worker Education Program resources (FSCW-M and FSCW-IE) are NOT part of the FREE MOP offer.*

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"Part of the function of an association is to build a Body of Knowledge for the industry."
The FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice is the Body of Knowledge for Firestop Systems Tested and Listed Designs, Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance.

Mike Dominguez, FCIA MOP former Task Team Chair, Technical, Education & Apprenticeship Committee