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Weyerhauser Flak Jacket fire resistant joists
“I” Joists with intumescent (fire resistant) coating applied to selected faces during manufacture. No special change to construction required.
The concept is a useful addition to the armery of options for fire resistant timber construction and could be used where plasterboard based fire solutions are not appropriate or where an upgrade in performance of specific flooring members is warranted. There is obvious potential to apply much the same concept to other timber elements such as large scale panelised construction.
Appears to be new to the market. No obvious fire performance data available to substantiate performance. Cost is not known at this stage.
Structurecraft are a contractor specialising in the engineering, design detailing, supply and fabrication of complex, large and challenging timber structures. Though there is nothing especially groundbreaking about the panelized systems that they use, they occupy a worthwhile link in the supply chain that largely does not currently exist...