Currently, there is no document that has been produced in the industry that is a consensus of the industry manufacturers and contractors. The ASTM Standard proposed creates a key document that has been developed by manufacturers, contractors AND those inspection agencies that provide inspections. ASTMs new document will provide in mandatory code acceptable language the method to inspect fire resistive duct systems. Architects will specify this standard as the inspections are mandated by Chapter 17 of the International Building Code.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.