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LP Adds New Case Study To Its Portfolio Featuring Lantz-Boggio Architects and LP®FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

LP Building Solutions recently added a new case study to its online product literature portfolio. The latest installment focuses on Lantz-Boggio Architects and their newly designed project, The Legacy Village at Castle Pines, a 176-unit continuing care senior living campus in Castle Pines, Colorado. LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing was used as a code-compliant component of both 1-hour and 2-hour UL-listed fire-rated wall assemblies.

A portion of the building has 2-hour load-bearing walls with 1-hour walls stacked on top. Dwight Miller, Associate Principal at Lantz-Boggio Architects, was seeking wall assembly solutions that would provide a consistent plane across both 1-hour and 2-hour fire-rated wall assemblies.

Miller specified 2-sided LP FlameBlock sheathing as a code-compliant component of the U349 2-hour fire-rated wall assembly and 1-sided LP FlameBlock sheathing as a code-compliant component of the U348 1-hour fire-rated wall assembly

Miller was impressed with the result of the two LP FlameBlock wall assemblies and says he plans to use it on wood-framed multifamily projects in the future. He also noted the labor-saving component of the LP FlameBlock assemblies compared to assemblies that call for exterior fire-rated gypsum in combination with wood structural panels.

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To read the case study in full, visit: http://lpcorp.com/resources/case-studies/lp-flameblock-fire-rated-osb-sheathing/lp-flameblock-fire-rated-osb-sheathing-used-in-1-hour-and-2-hour-wall-assemblies-for-design-consistency

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