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PHRC Webinar Series – Fire Protection of Lightweight Framing Floor Assemblies

Jan 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Robert Kuserk (APA – The Engineered Wood Association)

Handouts

Link to Webinar: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/1315962260394/WN_QK6zGwkIT0mOAQy4Efnq4A

Description

This program identifies the features and benefits of wood I-joists which explains the prevalence in the market. The program also explains UL fire testing that identified the fire performance failures or light frame floor assemblies which led to changes in the floor protection requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC). Those IRC protection requirements are explained. Alternate methods of protecting I-joist assemblies per ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC14 are explained along with the details of acceptable installation of specific assemblies. A statewide survey of fire marshal is reported to give attendees a sense of peer consensus on acceptable methods of protecting wood I-joist floors.

Venue

Online

Organizer

PHRC
Email:
phrc@psu.edu
Website:
https://www.phrc.psu.edu/index.aspx