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FREE Live Interactive Webcast - Fire-Rated Products and Their Design Solutions

Event Info

Date Tuesday,
March 16, 2021
Location ONLINE - Eastern Time Zone

Registration08:00 AM EST
Program end04:30 PM EST
Credits earned 7 AIA HSW credits
5 USGBC/GBCI credits

Day program*

08:00 AM

Welcome, certificate & credit reporting instructions

08:10 AM

Rigid Insulation Product Knowledge & Uses

08:10 AM - 09:10 AM

This course will review an in-depth breakdown of the current uses of rigid insulation in the construction industry. The attendees will learn more about the differences of rigid insulation products and the recommended uses of each product type. Discussion points to include the changes of the current energy codes and the requirements for the use of continuous insulation in the majority of future projects. The participant will be able to better evaluate their current building assemblies and understand the requirements that are dictated by current codes.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# OXAIA401 | USGBC# 0920011917
  • Provider: Ox Engineered Products
  • Presenter: Lee Bybee
09:10 AM

Acoustic Door Assemblies and Their Role in Sound Control

09:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Sound control is a critical element to a building’s design. How an occupant will use the space must be understood in order to deliver a healthy and functional environment free of noise. Is speech privacy important? Is this a learning environment? Does the office open to a manufacturing floor? We all think of the walls, ceiling, and floor when discussing sound attenuation. But we must not overlook the importance of an acoustic-door assembly. Without the proper acoustic door, the sound-control goals in an acoustic plan may not be met. This course will review healthy sound levels and how to test and identify target STC ratings. We’ll discuss the elements of the acoustic-door assembly and how the assembly addresses fire-ratings and ADA compliance, contributes to LEED certification and green building, and provides security for classified files and electronic data.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AAD001 | USGBC# 0920023087
  • Provider: Ambico Ltd.
  • Presenter: Jack Shinder
10:10 AM


10:20 AM

TRIFORCE Open Joist - Built by Barrette

10:30 AM

High-Performance Modified Wood: Beauty Built to Last

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Wood is a top material choice in construction due to its beauty and longevity. But high demand has put a strain on this natural resource, especially for the timber with greatest durability like tropical hardwoods.

Today, new technology allows for the use of responsibly-sourced fast-growing timber in wood modification that yields products with the same or greater durability as those overexploited hardwoods.

This course provides an overview of the wood-modification process that results in a product that’s non-toxic, highly durable, Class-A Fire Rated, environment friendly, and ideal for use in indoor and outdoor applications. This course also explains how this Modified Wood contributes to LEED v4 certification.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HPMW2020 | USGBC# 0920021288
  • Provider: LIGNIA Wood Company Limited
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
11:30 AM

Designing for Fire Safety - Complying with NFPA 285 Test Standard for Exterior Walls

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

When considering the building enclosure, fire safety is an important design factor and needs to be considered hand-in-hand with energy code requirements. The NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components is a common consideration with modern building assemblies that use combustible materials. This presentation will review common fire standards including NFPA 285 test standard. It will outline the criteria for compliance, as well as identify triggers and contributors under the standard. The presentation will review how the selection building components such as insulation, air/water resistive barriers and claddings, can affect the fire performance of an assembly, and identify solutions and common paths for compliance.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# RWNA718_2 | USGBC#
  • Provider: Rockwool
  • Presenter: Michael Maguire
12:30 PM


01:10 PM

Boralife Technologies Inc.

01:20 PM

An Introduction to Magnesium Oxide Board

01:20 PM - 02:20 PM

MGO Board represents a quantum shift in sheet building technology and has been designed to replace plywood, OSB, fiber cement and gypsum based sheet building products. The proprietary design and formula offers superior structural and high-impact strength, stiffness, durability and fire-resistance.

MGO Board ingredients are 100% inorganic, resulting in a dimensionally stable building product with unparalleled resistance to environmental exposure, thus allowing you to build more for less, in a any season.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MGO101B | USGBC#
  • Provider: BlueLinx Corporation
  • Presenter: Luke Fallon
02:20 PM


02:30 PM

Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood in Today's Building Code

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

This session is a discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood's technical characteristics and building code-related applications. Emphasis is placed on the testing and labeling required by the International Building Code. The building code, as with many products, regulates the use of wood in construction. Two broad categories separate materials: combustible and noncombustible. Codes limit the applications of combustible materials on the basis of fire and life safety. The question is then, are there options available to using wood in lieu of a noncombustible material. Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) provides that option. Codes recognize FRTW for many applications where a noncombustible material is mandated.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 1FRTW | USGBC# 0920007678
  • Provider: Hoover Treated Wood Products
  • Presenter: Jim Gogolski
03:30 PM

Sliding Fire Doors in an Egress Path

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

This course outlines the multiple ways in which sliding fire doors may be used to create open-concept designs while maintaining fire code compliance and life safety requirements. It will also cover Value Engineering uses of this product type. The information will be primarily shared through case studies of how architects have utilized the product in a multitude of projects since 1977 when the building codes first accepted the doors for use. Local fire code references, NYC code references, and the basic differences between Fire Walls, Barriers, and Partitions will be provided.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 0wdfg1 | USGBC#
  • Provider: WonDoor Corporation
  • Presenter: Sean Hilgeman
04:30 PM


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