wood framing

Calculating Fire Resistance Ratings of Wood Assemblies Using the IBC

by Sean O'Hara October 11, 2013
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Architects and Contractors can spend a lot of time hunting for miscellaneous fire rated assemblies in wood construction. What you’ll eventually learn is that the easiest place to design your own 1-hour assembly is Section 721.6 of the International Building Code. The section details the […]

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EVstudio is Builder Friendly – An Example

by Kacy Landsittel July 17, 2012

An architect must be able to think creatively and a truly successful one considers how things are put together in the field. This requires understanding what makes things easier and more efficient for the tradesmen who build the various portions of a structure. When such […]

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Achieving a 2 Hour Floor Ceiling Assembly From the Underside Only

by Sean O'Hara March 21, 2009

One of our current projects is a change of occupancy where the change will require a 2 hour rating between the main level A-2 occupancy and the R-2 occupancy above. The challenge in these situations is that you do not want to tear into the […]

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