Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
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.
- Define FRTW and describe its manufacturing process.
- Recognize legitimate FRTW and the International Building Code (IBC) requirements for testing, labeling, and utilizing interior and exterior FRTW.
- 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.
- Write strong, generic specifications for making the most of FRTW’s advantages while improving the health, safety, and welfare of multi-family projects.