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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.

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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Solutions for the Starter Home Shortage

The supply of modestly priced starter homes continues to drop nationwide. A recent report by Realtor.com found that the number of homes priced above $750,000 grew 11 percent last year, while the number of starter homes priced under $200,000 fell by 8 percent.

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