When Is Fire Caulk Required Between Floors?

2 story leasing office with a big open area. Kind of like an atrium. Stairs that go upstairs are wide open. No fire doors anywhere.

Is fire caulking still required between floors?

We ran Cat5 from 1st Floor to 2nd Floor, and now it failed. The 2nd issue is the GC is giving us no time to correct and is billing the client to do the caulking today.

Should we have caulked?

Should we be allowed to fix?

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