Firestopping, Soundproofing & Structural Movement

The Writing Is on the Wall Joints
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Trim-Tex, Inc.
Presented by Daniel Kernan

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast methods of preventing fire, smoke and sound passage within/between wall assemblies.
  2. Explore types of structural movement that may occur and the impact to building components and their connections over time.
  3. Examine how movement impacts interior finishes.
  4. Identify solutions and steps that must be taken to prevent damage from movement to building components.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
IIBEC
1 IIBEC CEH

This course will compare and contrast methods of preventing fire, smoke and sound passage within/between wall assemblies. We'll explore different types of structural movement that may occur and the impact to building components and their connections over time. Next, we will examine how movement impacts interior finishes and identify solutions, and the steps that must be taken to prevent damage from movement to building components. By the end of the course, you will be able to make more informed decisions in the marketplace of fire and sound rated solutions designed for wall joints.

Firestopping

Photo by J. Michael Osborne / Trim-Tex, Inc.


Dan K

Dan Kernan possesses 40-plus years of experience in the construction sector, 37 of which have been in the drywall industry. He has worked for major gypsum companies as a product manager, commercial systems manager and national accounts manager. He joined Trim-Tex in 2019 to assist in sales and training for their new fire rated drywall beads and other code compliance solutions.

 

Trim-Tex, Inc. By designing and producing the industry's finest, most innovative vinyl drywall solutions for over 50 years, Trim-Tex aims to elevate drywall finishers to become masters of their craft, all while saving them time and money. Drywall isn't finished without Trim-Tex!

 

Originally published in October 2021

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