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Design of Fire-resistive Exposed Wood Members

The article offers an in-depth look at design considerations for fire resistance when building with wood products. It also looks at wood engineering mechanics and design procedures that comply with the International Building Code (IBC), recognizing fire resistance demonstrated by structural wood beams and columns in actual fires.

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SIPs Used in Quick Winter Construction 

An accelerated schedule for Little Big Horn College’s Health & Wellness Center in Crow Agency, Montana, required the project team to start construction before design completion. Adding to the challenge, much of the 3250-m2 (35,000-sf) gymnasium and community facility needed to be built during one of the state’s coldest winters in 20 years.

Under an integrated project delivery (IPD) approach, the team decided to use structural insulated panels (SIPs) for the exterior walls and roof.

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