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Multifamily Housing Construction Heats Up This Summer

According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, multifamily production was up 29.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 489,000 developments in June. 

The pace of multi-unit construction is blazing hot, and the building industry needs materials to help structures meet fire codes. When it comes to multifamily construction, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing is a trusted building solution, providing a cost-effective solution for fire-resistant construction.

A unique combination of flame-spread resistance and burn-through resistance, LP FlameBlock is a code-compliant component of 1-hour and 2-hour fire-rated interior and exterior wall assemblies and roof decks, making it ideal for multi-story or multifamily developments. 

FlameBlock has structural design values equal to standard sheathing in the same performance category. ICC-certified (ESR-1365) per AC264 with a Class A and 30-minute Flame Spread Rating (ASTM E84), it combines fire resistance and impressive structural performance in a single panel.

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