Category Archives: Fire-Rated OSB


FitzGerald Associates Architects Meets Fire Codes With LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

Project Summary With roots dating back 95 years, FitzGerald Associates Architects maintains a portfolio full of master-planned communities; numerous new


National Housing Markets Are Seeing Continued Progress

The National Association of Home Builders recently released the January NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index, which showed 56 housing markets


Case Study: LP® FlameBlock® Helps Chicago Architecture Firm Meet Code Requirements In Multi-Family Units

One of Chicago’s leading residential and commercial design firms, FitzGerald Associates Architects is committed to creating architecture that works and


Infographic | OSB: How It’s Made

Click to View. LP Building Products pioneered oriented strand technology more than 35 years ago. The product is made by


Satisfying Fire Codes With OSB (AIA Course Offerings)

Are you looking for alternatives to meeting fire codes? Fire-rated cementitious coated OSB offers structural performance and fire resistance in


Builders Face Fire Challenges with 2012 IEEC Codes: ProSales Product Monitor

ProSales Magazine released its fire retardant product monitor last month, highlighting the issues 2012 IECC-compliant builders may face as they


K&K Industries – Distributor Spotlight

When it comes to constructing a unique project or home, builders need someone to turn to for affordable, customized trusses. Many builders have come to trust K&K Industries because of its reputation for offering quality trusses that are dependable, strong, and easy to use.


The Fire Wall

Grimm + Parker Architects, based in Calverton, Maryland, is one of the region’s leaders in community-based architecture. Since 1972, the


Rebuilding in the Face of Devastation

After the seventh largest recorded earthquake in world history hit Chile in February, Chileans are in the midst of country-wide


On Fire in California

Wildland-Urban Interface codes in California limit the options architects and homebuilders have for building materials, but Taiga Building Products is


The Fire Fighter

Typically, fire-rated building assemblies for wood-framed structures incorporate gypsum sheathing and fire-resistant treated (FRT) plywood. Both have been used for