Barrier Technology

14 December 2007

Wildland Urban Interface Building Standards

Mike Huddy and Wayne Crutchfield, our external sales rep in California, attended a presentation sanctioned by the office of the California State Fire Marshall last week. The main topic of discussion was the emergency supplemental codes addressing special requirements for exterior wild fire exposure in wild fire prone regions.

Interestingly, the focus of these codes is prevention of ignition for the short duration of the flame front advance of a wild fire: as opposed to previous concerns with spread of flame, burn through resistance and smoke development once ignited. Blazeguard is a superior solution to meet not only the spread of flame, burn through resistance and smoke development requirements of the previous codes, but also an excellent choice for this new stringent requirement. Pyrotite's unique formulation releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. The water cools the surface of the panel, thus prevents ignition.

Several new product applications for pyrotite were identified by Mike and Wayne as a result of this seminar, reinforcing Barrier's decision to focus heavily on the California market.Fire-rated sheathing, town homes, multi-family construction, housing market, small cap, otcbb, ibtgf, barrier, blazeguard, mycoguard, fire-rated paint, intumescent paint, mold, mildew, fire-retardant plywood, frt, sips, structurally insulative panels, fire-rated wall assemblies, commercial modular, modular home construction, green building products, LEED, control room, electrical panel backer board


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Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning BlazeguardĀ® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. BlazeguardĀ® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.