Most of structural steel members for building will be coated with vermiculite cement for fire protection the building structure from fire. It is commonly see the vermiculite fireproofing coating at commercial building, factory, shops and even in some of residential building.
The life span for the vermiculite fireproofing can be long when it is not being damaged, disturbed or impact by force etc.
If the existing fireproofing coating is found damages, it is advisable to repair the damage area immediate to prevent become severity and the protection of the structure building being compromised. The building owners are responsible to maintain and ensure building structure integrity is remained protected and repair any damaged fireproofing protection.
In some cases during the reinstatement work of the tenants unit in commercial building, the tenant is required to reinstatement the damages of the fireproofing cement with approved and correct type of SCDF approved vermiculite cement. The contractor should provide necessary material COC ( certificate of compliance) for the material used. In the event of after reinstatement work, if the structure members are damaged by the renovation work, the reinstatement contractor shall inform the tenant and landlord immediately and engaged the experience fireproofing contractor to rectified.
The repair method and thickness of the damaged area shall be properly treated and repair.
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