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  • The draft S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration is available for public review from December 23, 2022, to February 06, 2023.

BSR­/IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

The draft IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration is available now for public review. Download the draft Standard and submit your comments online from December 23, 2022, to February 06, 2023 here.

As part of the ANSI 45-day public review period all comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than February 06, 2023. Incomplete comments may not be responded to.

This standard provides principles, processes, and procedures for determining the presence of combustion particles affecting a building and the extent of impact following a fire or smoke event. This fire or smoke event will be either internal to the building, fire from an adjoining building, or buildings that sustain direct exposure to an external fire.  This standard also provides practical principles, methods, and processes including equipment, tools, and materials, for the remediation of buildings impacted by a fire or smoke event. In addition, including emergency work (mitigation), temporary repairs, engineering controls, removal of fire residues, and associated odors, as allowed.  This standard also addresses contractor qualifications, administrative requirements, procedures, development of the scope of work, and documentation of project-related events.

This standard does not address:

  • Building demolition other than for damage assessment and/or mitigation;
  • Reconstruction;
  • Issues occurring from certain situations such as wildfires, chemical fires, or industrial fires that pose environmental hazards, or
  • Restoration of contents and personal property.

S700 Consensus Body Chair: Bran Lynch                    S700 Consensus Body Vice-Chair: John Pletcher

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