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It requires individual protection per UBC 704.2.6 if it supports loads from a floor and roof or more than one floor.  If it supports one floor it can be inside a rated floor-ceiling assembly [with the same rating] without individual protection.

Scott M Haan P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division
Development Services Department
Municipality of Anchorage

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Clark [mailto:bcinc(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 8:13 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: fire protection of steel beams

I am looking for a specification for the 1-hr fire protection of steel beams with a spray-on application.
Also, does anyone know if a steel beam completely concealed in a 1-hr floor/ceiling assembly of wood joists, rated drywall, and concrete flooring over p.w., require additional fire protection, or is it okay as it is completely covered by the other assembly?
Pat Clark, P.E.