Rule ID: SUK/1010/v2.1
Changes and improvements to the Fire Stopping rules may have an impact on any existing results, please take the time to review to the changes. See Update Log for BIM Coordination + Extension.
This article describes the Fire Stopping Area Rule that has been developed by Solibri UK Ltd as part of the BIM Coordination + Library.
The rule is available for Solibri Office 9.13.7 or later via a Solibri Extension, which can be downloaded from the Solibri Solution Center.
The article covers the following topics:
The parameters in this rule must be defined by the user to give meaningful results.
This rule is used to indicate gross and net area / volume taken up by each fire seal and its associated services.
The rule first finds all fire seal components on compartmentation through their corresponding filters. The rule then finds all pipes, ducts, and cable carriers that intersect the fire seals, returning these as results to report the gross and net areas and volumes of the fire seals. Calculated values displayed in the results description are transferred to custom info parameters for each fire seal, which can be used in conjunction with the Information Takeoff for reporting purposes.
In the Parameters view, you can define the compartmentation, fire seals, pipes, ducts, and cable carriers to report gross and net area of fire seals. Alternatively use a predefined Common Parameter Name configuration to consistently utilise the same values for parameters within multiple fire stopping rules, essentially configuring the values only once.
The Services and Fire Seals filter of these rules requires users to set up classifications. It is also good practice to use classifications for the Compartmentation filter, for the following reasons:
Help structure model geometry allowing easy identification and visualization in the classification providing a clear indication of what will be checked.
Where present, Services and Fire Penetration Seals will require classification values to interact with the FireStoppingRequirements.xlsx.
Common Parameters Name: The dropdown list displays the available pre-configured Common Parameter Names. Selecting a pre-configured value from the list automatically hides any common parameters and utilises the definitions in the named common parameter setup. Each filter or parameter controlled by the Common Parameter Name set up can be overridden if required using the override buttons and then configured manually within the rule. For common Parameter Name values see configuring the Common Parameter Rule.
Rule Parameters using Common Parameter Name
Walls filter: Defines the compartmentation walls to have fire seal gross and net areas reported.
Floors filter: Defines the compartmentation Floors to have fire seal gross and net areas reported.
Pipes and Ducts filter: Defines service components to have their areas subtracted from the fire seals gross area to calculate the net area of the fire seal.
Cable Carriers filter: Defines service components to have their areas subtracted from the fire seals gross area to calculate the net area of the fire seal.
Fire Seals filter: Defines the fire seal components to have gross areas and net areas checked positions checked.
Fire seal ID Property Reference: Specifies the property of the fire seal to categorize results by in the results view.
Fire Seal on Wall Reduction Tolerance: Defines the dimension that the fire seal (body for calculation) will be reduced by, either side in order to ensure services fully penetrate the fire seal.
Fire Seal on Floor Reduction Tolerance: Defines the dimension that the fire seal (body for calculation) will be reduced, both from the top and bottom to ensure services full penetrate the fire seal.
Models that may have been exported split by level or if service joins occur around the face of the fire seal, services will not fully penetrate the fire seal. Set a small value to effectively reduced the width (walls) or depth (floors) of the fire seal for successfully detecting services if required.
The rule categorises low () severity results by the Fire seal ID of the fire seal(s) to report their gross and net areas and volumes along with transferring these values to custom Info parameters that can be scheduled using an Information Takeoff.
Please be aware that the custom info values generated at the time of evaluating the rule are not saved with the fire seals on closing the file. Please remember to re-run this rule again in each subsequent session in order ensure the values are present. The rule can be re-run by simply changing one of the filter values from Include to either Exclude or Ignore and then back again to Include.
In addition, you can specify the severity classes according to your preferences and priorities in the Severity Parameters dialog. For example, you can filter specific fire seal components to have critical or low severity results based on their Fire Seal type.