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Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Floor Panels for Multifamily Buildings
September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
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 are an option for specifications and design of multifamily projects around the country.
After completion of this course, participants will be equipped to:
1. Identify the physical characteristics of magnesium oxide (MgO) panels in terms of their make-up and basic performance attributes for use in floor assemblies in multifamily projects.
2. Investigate the fire-resistance capabilities and testing standards that demonstrate the ability for MgO panels to provide fire safety in buildings.
3. Assess the acoustical capabilities of MgO panels in terms of meeting or exceeding code requirements for multifamily buildings on certain tested assemblies in dwelling separations.
4. Compare and contrast the use of MgO structural panels with other floor underlayment options, particularly gypsum underlayment, in order to specify MgO panels appropriately in multifamily floor assemblies.
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW
Presented in partnership with Huber Engineered Woods