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Course: Mineral Wool Core Panels: Innovative Fire Resistive Wall Construction


Credits: 1 LU/SD/HSW credit obtained attending this AIA-certified CEU course; applicable to architects and designers


Description: This program provides an overview of the performance properties of fire , mineral wool core, insulated wall panels, in terms of fire resistance ratings, material, finish and construction life cycle.  Code requirements, design specifications and environmental considerations are also discussed.


Learning Objective: Identify basic components of mineral wool core panels. Summarize design requirements and considerations. Describe manufacturing process and handling techniques. Discuss how fire panels can be used to reduce material sent to landfill. Demonstrate how performance is improved. Analyze sustainability benefits of mineral wool core panels relative to qualifying for credits within USGBC, LEED® Green Building Rating System.


Sponsor: Metl-Span