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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
All multifamily buildings must meet code requirements for fire resistance between dwelling units and meet requirements for acoustical performance. This course looks more closely at designing and constructing with MgO panels. We begin with a description of the material and its properties and its code compliance characteristics related to fire resistance. The sound attenuation capabilities are also reviewed. Its installation, particularly compared to wet-laid gypsum underlayment, is presented. Overall, using MgO panels is an option for specifications and design of multifamily projects around the country.
Scott Johnston, is a Business Development Manager for Huber Engineered Woods, the makers of AdvanTech® flooring and ZIP System® roof and wall sheathing, innovative products that provide customers with outstanding performance and greater strength in single family, multifamily and light commercial products. Scott Johnston, who has over 25 years of experience in sales and business development in the building materials industry, is responsible for developing market position for Huber products across the North East Region. He specializes in air, water and moisture management in building envelopes and new technologies for energy efficient designs.
- Identify the physical characteristics of magnesium oxide (MgO) panels in terms of their makeup and basic performance attributes for use in floor and wall assemblies in multifamily projects.
- Investigate the fire-resistance capabilities and testing standards that demonstrate the ability for MgO panels to provide fire-rated assemblies in buildings.
- Assess the acoustical capabilities of MgO panels in terms of meeting or exceeding code requirements for multifamily buildings and providing for the welfare of occupants.
- Compare and contrast the use of MgO structural panels with other floor underlayment options, particularly wet-laid gypsum, to specify MgO panels appropriately in multifamily floor assemblies.