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The Rise of the Multifamily Market Continues the Call for Fire Code Compliance

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The Rise of the Multifamily Market Continues the Call for Fire Code Compliance

According to recent data released from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased by one point at the end of the second quarter, indicating that the multifamily market is steadily increasing. The rise, attributed to the growing desire for urban living at a reasonable price, marks the fourteenth consecutive quarter with above-average MPI growth.

With apartments and condos on the rise, developers and builders are tasked with keeping construction costs low to allow for affordable rent options. LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing can be used in several assemblies to potentially curb costs from labor and materials for multifamily projects in Type III and V construction.

When used in certain assemblies, LP FlameBlock is a code-compliant component of one-hour and two-hour fire ratings for interior walls, exterior walls and roof decks.

LP FlameBlock is a go-to product among multifamily developers and builders because it installs like conventional sheathing, requiring no special tools. Plus, the Exposure 1 rating allows it to withstand weather during normal construction delays.

To read the full article from the NAHB, click here.

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