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WEBINAR: Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Floor Panels for Multifamily Buildings
Tue August 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by Huber Engineered Woods LLC
Course Description: 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.
Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be equipped to:
- 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.
- Investigate the fire-resistance capabilities and testing standards that demonstrate the ability for MgO panels to provide fire safety in buildings.
- 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.
- 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.