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25 February 2008

Barrier Attends Wisconsin Code Change Update Session

Barrier Technology CEO, Mike Huddy and Sales Manager, Jim Dukart attended the Northwest Building Inspectors Association Wisconsin Commercial Building Code update seminar in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Thursday, February 21.

The seminar, offered by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce Buildings and Safety Division, focused on code changes the state is implementing as it adopts the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), approved by the Wisconsin state legislature in November 2007. Wisconsin's updated Commercial Building Code will go into effect March 1, 2008.

Among the most significant changes for Barrier is that there will now be exceptions to the requirement for sprinkler systems in multifamily buildings that have 8 units or less and are less than 16,000 square feet in size. Blazeguard Fire-Rated Sheathing can now be used in combination with a 2 hour rated fire wall to separate units and eliminate the requirement for a sprinkler system. This is a new territorial opportunity for our residential roof deck market. Barrier will review the code changes and offer technical advice on their effect on townhome builders in Wisconsin. Please watch this blog for further information, or call Jim Dukart at (800) 638-4570 for details.

The meeting was attended by more than 80 code officials, architects, and designers, and was part of a state-wide series of seminars regarding Wisconsin's code changes. Barrier frequently attends such seminars to help builders better understand how Blazeguard can be used to meet or exceed code requirements. If there are code changes or seminar in your area that Barrier should know about, please pass them along. 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 insulated panels, fire-rated wall assemblies, commercial modular, modular home construction, green building products, LEED, control room, electrical panel backer board, SIPs


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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.