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LP Adds New Case Study To Its Portfolio Featuring Lantz-Boggio Architects and LP®FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

LP Building Solutions recently added a new case study to its online product literature portfolio. The latest installment focuses on Lantz-Boggio Architects and their newly designed project, The Legacy Village at Castle Pines, a 176-unit continuing care senior living campus in Castle Pines, Colorado. LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing was used as a code-compliant component of both 1-hour and 2-hour UL-listed fire-rated wall assemblies.

A portion of the building has 2-hour load-bearing walls with 1-hour walls stacked on top. Dwight Miller, Associate Principal at Lantz-Boggio Architects, was seeking wall assembly solutions that would provide a consistent plane across both 1-hour and 2-hour fire-rated wall assemblies.

Miller specified 2-sided LP FlameBlock sheathing as a code-compliant component of the U349 2-hour fire-rated wall assembly and 1-sided LP FlameBlock sheathing as a code-compliant component of the U348 1-hour fire-rated wall assembly

Miller was impressed with the result of the two LP FlameBlock wall assemblies and says he plans to use it on wood-framed multifamily projects in the future. He also noted the labor-saving component of the LP FlameBlock assemblies compared to assemblies that call for exterior fire-rated gypsum in combination with wood structural panels.

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LP recognizes that builders and architects value the recommendation of their peers. We are thrilled to be able to work with our customers to highlight the building solutions they’ve found with our products. If you’re an LP customer and would like to be featured in a case study, feel free to share your story with us!

To read the case study in full, visit: http://lpcorp.com/resources/case-studies/lp-flameblock-fire-rated-osb-sheathing/lp-flameblock-fire-rated-osb-sheathing-used-in-1-hour-and-2-hour-wall-assemblies-for-design-consistency

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A Guide to Siding Corners

As home builders, it's critical to find ways to deliver top-tier building solutions for your clients while remaining efficient. This helps you finish current jobs with excellence and move on quickly to tackle your next job. While it's inevitable that some parts of the siding process require a little more time or attention to detail, LP Building Solutions offers durable, time-saving products such as LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Outside Corners that help improve efficiency while contributing to curb appeal.

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