Contractor Source

One of the best resources for contractors is the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI).  It provides for its membership a wide array of information and training. ABOUT AWCI AWCI represents 2,200 companies and organizations in the acoustics systems, ceiling systems, drywall systems, exterior insulation and finishing systems, fireproofing, flooring systems, insulation, and […]

Building Science Corner

FIRE RESISTANCE There are four different fire resistive tests that cover wall system design. The main and oldest of the four tests is known as ASTM E119 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. The next two tests concern penetrations and construction joints in a fire resistive wall. The fire test on […]