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July 21, 2016

Multifamily Application of LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing for Labor-Saving Solution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2016)–LP Building Products recently added a new case study to its online product literature portfolio. This latest installment focuses on Poole & Poole Architecture LLC (2PA) and its recent construction of a 250-unit multifamily structure called The Gibson in Charlotte, North Carolina that used LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing.

A total of 6,500 square feet of LP FlameBlock sheathing was used on the exterior wall of the UL349 assemblies. Because it reduced the need for a layer of gypsum, 2PA was able to reduce labor hours and save on overall material costs. According to David Kelley, the 2PA project manager, the biggest advantage of working with LP FlameBlock sheathing was that it only required the single layer versus the two layers of gypsum. “I would venture to say that the biggest advantage is the single layer,” said Kelley. “I have recommended FlameBlock in the past and will continue to do so.”

Nea Poole, a principal at 2PA, has also used LP FlameBlock sheathing and other LP products—LP® SolidStart® LSL and LVL as well as LP® TopNotch® OSB Sub-Flooring—for a number of multifamily projects. Said Poole, “LP is an incredible resource for multifamily architects. Our projects use a wide range of LP products. 

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About LP Building Products Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.