Fire Safe Buildings Ordinance
In 2016, City Council passed the Fire Safe Buildings Ordinance, requiring periodic testing and inspections of fire safety systems for some building owners.
The Ordinance requires that all tests and inspections of fire and smoke dampers are completed by individuals "who are certified to inspect and test fire and Smoke Dampers and hold certification from the International Certification Board as a HVAC Fire Life Safety Technician through a program accredited by ANSI under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard."
The Ordinance also requires that all tests and inspections of Smoke Control Systems are completed by individuals who "have obtained air balancer certifications from the International Certification Board as a HVAC Fire Life Safety Technician through a program accredited by ANSI under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard."
You can read the Ordinance here.
Below, please find information about contractors certified to complete the inspections in accordance with this ordinance.
You are required to ensure that all inspections and testing of fire and smoke dampers are performed in accordance with Chapter 802 of the Pittsburgh City Code. The City of Pittsburgh is providing links to a list of ANSI certified inspectors provided by the International Certification Board and the Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau current as of September 2018. This information is created and maintained by International Certification Board. The City of Pittsburgh is providing these links and information solely for the public's convenience.
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To find a list of companies and individuals who are certified by the International Certification Board, please click here.
To verify that an individual or company is certified by the ICB, please click here.