Use of Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood in Multi-Family Construction

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Sponsored by Hoover Treated Wood Products
Presented by Christopher K. Athari, Marketing Representative

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define FRTW and describe its manufacturing process.
  2. Recognize legitimate FRTW and the International Building Code (IBC) requirements for testing, labeling, and utilizing interior and exterior FRTW.
  3. Identify IBC applications for interior and exterior FRTW in Assembly, Business, Education, and Residential occupancies, in all five types of construction, spanning Pre-, K-12, and higher education.
  4. Write strong, generic specifications for making the most of FRTW’s advantages while improving the health, safety, and welfare of multi-family projects.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Pressure-impregnated, fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW) can be used to improve the health, safety, and welfare of educational facilities. Codes limit combustible materials’ applications based on fire and life safety. However, the codes recognize FRTW for many applications where a noncombustible material is mandated. This presentation will define FRTW, describe the FRTW manufacturing process, discuss FRTW’s technical characteristics and fire performance advantages, and identify interior and exterior applications for the various occupancies of educational facilities, in all five types of construction, spanning Pre-K through post-secondary facility construction. Participants will learn how to construct strong, generic specifications to make the most of FRTW.

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Photo courtesy of Hoover


chris

Christopher K Athari, Marketing Representative for Hoover Treated Wood Products, has over 25 years experience in the building products industry. He is a chemist who has developed innovative products in the coatings sector as well as gypsum industry (acoustics and anti-microbial activity).

 

Hoover Treated Wood Products Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc, in business since 1955, supplies a comprehensive portfolio of pressure-impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products for fire retardant and preservative applications. Hoover has multiple company-owned treating facilities, conveniently located to service a 100 plus member stocking distributor network which thoroughly covers the USA and Canada. The rigorous quality control procedures employed by Hoover are constantly reviewed and inspected by Underwriters Laboratories and Timber Products Inspection’s follow-up services.

 

Originally published in October 2021

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