Fire Testing

This research report will focus on manufacturer or trade association deflection requirements for a number of floor topping/covering related products where deflection requirements may impact serviceability.

This presentation provides information on the use of gypsum wallboard in single membrane floor protection.

This Research Report aims to enhance fire performance and fire safety characteristics through the application of a gypsum wallboard membrane.

A CM in Pennsylvania is taking a proactive approach to dealing with exception four of IRC provision R501.3.

  • By conducting its own ASTM E119 floor assembly fire testing, SBCA has the data it needs to effectively fight the controversial IRC Section R501.3 code provision and help preserve CMs’ market share.
  • SBCA has drafted template best practice language CMs should consider using in their TDDs, customer contracts and submittal documents to counter the efforts of the lumber industry to shift liability onto end users.
  • Through Framing the American Dream and WorkForce Development efforts, SBCA is actively engaged in helping CMs successfully navigate today’s labor challenges and grow their businesses.