Fire-Protective Assemblies for Residential Floors

Free Webinar—Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:00 am PDT

New Design Options that Meet IRC Provisions for Fire-Protective Membranes

Gypsum board installed on bottom flange of I-joistsBoth the 2012 and 2015 versions of the International Residential Code (IRC) include fire-protective membrane requirements to enhance the fire performance of lightweight floor systems. The IRC includes several alternatives to sprinklers when wood I-joists are used in residential floor systems.

This free APA webinar will focus on newly developed assemblies for meeting the fire-protective membrane requirements of the Code, specifically as they relate to I-joist floor systems.

The webinar will review the options in the IRC, including:

  • Drop-in gypsum board (supported on top of bottom flanges)
  • Partial sprinkler systems
  • Fire-protective coatings

Also included will be a listing of resources and reference information from APA and others on this important topic.

Sales and technical support personnel at I-joist wholesale and distribution yards are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Presenter: Robert Kuserk, PE, Engineered Wood Specialist, APA – The Engineered Wood Association
Robert Kuserk, PE, is a structural engineer covering upper Mid-Atlantic and New England states for APA. Bob received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Villanova University and his Master of Civil Engineering with a structural concentration from the University of Delaware. Bob joined APA earlier this year, following over 20 years with a leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered wood products, where he managed their engineering support office in the Northeast. During this time, he consulted with major builders, architects, engineers and code officials regarding the design and code compliance of the company’s products. Bob is also an experienced trainer and presenter to the design community.