FEATURE

Role of Metal with Stucco Claddings in High-rise Buildings

The combination of steel and portland cement stucco has been successfully used in various climates and in applications across the country. Properly specified and installed with a drainage plane, this combo provides a fire-resistant and non-combustible cladding, making it suited for multi-family and other high-rise structures.
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FEATURE

Understanding ULC-listed Fire-resistant Designs

As a regulatory representative of Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC), this author sees an increasing number of building designers submitting plans to approving authorities with fire-resistant-rated assemblies as being “based on Design No. XXXX” instead of using the actual listed one. However, a design submitted as being “based on” is not the design “listed” by ULC.
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NEWS

ASC creates new product category rule for sealants

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) created a first-draft Product Category Rule (PCR) for sealants in North America, which is open for public comment. PCRs set rules the industry should follow when conducting life cycle assessments (LCAs), which is then used to create an environmental product declaration (EPD).
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