The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published new technical bulletins and white papers on its website regarding building with metal walls and roofs. The new website additions include the technical bulletin, “Roof Covering Repair Requirements and the International Code.” This offers information on types of repair materials and how to use them within the building code. “Proper Tools for Fastening Metal Panels” is guide to fastening of metal panels to both wood and metal frame buildings. The white paper, “Choosing Between Fire Retardant and Standard-core Metal Composite Material (MCM)” clarifies allowable use of standard and fire-retardant MCM as per the 2006 to 2012 editions of the International Building Code (IBC). Finally, “Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) and NFPA 285” provides information on testing IMPs in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285, Standard Fire Test Method For Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-load-bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components. These documents can all be accessed at www.metalconstruction.org.
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