FERO’S BREAK-AWAY FIRE-RELEASE CONNECTORS allow roof and floor collapse without compromising the firewall’s integrity. The 2018 IBC, section 706.2 requires that fire walls have sufficient stability under fire conditions to withstand collapse of construction on either side without collapse of the wall. The use of FERO Break-Away Fire-Release Connector is an acceptable engineering design approach to satisfy this code requirement.
The FERO Break-Away Fire-Release Connector allows for displacement, complete disengagement and collapse of the structural component from the wall during a fire before any significant damage could happen in the firewall itself. Unlike other products, the FERO Break-Away Fire-Release Connector utilizes a simple design that relies on only one part of the connector failing during the fire. This allows for disengagement of the structural component to occur only when required to prevent damage to the firewall, and not earlier.
FERO’S BREAK-AWAY FIRE-RELEASE CONNECTOR system can be configured to your design specifications and can be manufactured as a Single, or Double , as Roof or Floor Angle connectors or in an Extended format see the Technical Specifications for sizing and spacing options.
An easy-to-use Ordering Form in both Metric (CAN) and Imperial (US) measurements assists with designing and specifying the exact connector suited to your application.
ALL FERO PRODUCTS include complete documentation with descriptions, technical illustrations and images. Installation requirements and methods are clearly detailed.
Design data for the FERO Thermal Heavy-Duty Holed Rap-Tie is reported separately for Canada and the United States as design methods and requirements for masonry ties and their uses differ between their respective codes and standards. All FERO thermal ties and connectors meet or exceed both sets of standards and regulations including but not limited to all the following: CSA Standard A370-14, Connectors for Masonry, ACI 530-99/ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, ACI 530.1-99/ASCE 6-99/TMS 602-99 Specification for Masonry Structures, International Building Code 2000, Brick Industry Association Technical Notes 28b, 44b, 21a & b, and Uniform Building Code 97.