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- Why Masonry?
Explains why concrete masonry for construction is a sustainable choice and discusses concrete masonry in terms of its environmental, economical, design flexible, structural, and safety benefits.
- Access Door Considerations & Solutions
Provides an overview of access doors, including discussion on what they are, their differing functions, specifics of fire-rating and testing, and how to complete a successful installation.
- The Benefits of Mineral Wool as Continuous Insulation
Provides an overview of mineral wool, its manufacture and use, and its contribution to sustainable buildings as a continuous insulation.
- Firestop Systems for Maintaining Fire Ratings of Walls and Floors
1 hour program
Provides an overview of firestop systems used for maintaining or regaining the fire resistance rating of a fire separation and includes discussions on testing standards, fire classified floor boxes, poke-thru devices, and through-wall penetration systems.
- Stone Wool Insulation in Commercial Roofing for Thermal, Fire & Sound Control
Provides an overview of the physical and performance properties of stone wool insulation and its production process. It includes examples of various commercial roofing applications and identifies the key benefits of using this insulating material versus some of the other insulating materials traditionally used in the North American market.
- Firestop: A Life Safety Issue
1 hour program
Provides an overview of fire safe building construction, how to provide proper firestop protection via model building codes, and specifications. Proper and improper firestop installations, liability issues, and types of fire/smoke assemblies are also reviewed.