MBMA Releases Energy Code Compliance and Fire-Resistance Design Videos
The Metal Building
Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released two new series of
webinar recordings that are now available on MBMA's YouTube
Energy Code Compliance for Metal Buildings consists of three
episodes totaling two hours, while Fire Resistance
Design for Metal Buildings has five episodes of
approximately 20 minutes each.
These new recorded webinars from MBMA detail the specific codes,
standards and design issues related to energy and fire resistance
that engineers, architects and builders need to know and understand
when working with metal buildings.
"Keeping up with all the relevant codes and standards is a
daunting process," notes MBMA Director of Architectural Services
Jay Johnson, LEED AP, and host of the Energy Code Compliance
webinars. "These easy-to-access videos are based on our popular
live webinars and make that task easier. The MBMA YouTube channel
is a great resource for anyone interested in energy codes, fire
resistance and metal building systems."
Most state and local governments have adopted either the
International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or ASHRAE 90.1, or
both. The energy code compliance videos provide a detailed review
of these codes and standards as well as information on how to apply
the building envelope requirements to metal building systems. The
first episode in the series introduces the viewer to insulation
prescriptive compliance, which allows the building design to be
based on materials dictated by the specific codes. Parts 2 and 3
discuss compliance according to the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1. The
final episode provides a review and examples of the trade-off
method using the U.S. Dept. of Energy's COMcheck software.
The fire-resistance videos focus on the continually-updated fire
codes and standards necessary to meet them. The first episode
introduces the viewer to fire-resistance design basics. Part 2
reviews the basics of fire resistance-rated assemblies, while Part
3 provides an overview of metal building system fire
resistance-rated assemblies for columns and roof-ceilings. The last
two episodes detail the fire resistance-rated wall assemblies and
wall joint assemblies for metal buildings. These videos review
MBMA's UL-rated assemblies and incorporate portions of MBMA's Fire Resistance
Design Guide for Metal Building Systems.
These videos and many more can be found on MBMA's YouTube
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