Information to be updated soon.
1. In-fill in Post-and-Beam Construction & Rated Corridors / Shafts, both USA and world-wide
In all construction where Fire-Rated Egress Corridors and Shafts are needed, the typical method of construction is to install multiple layers of gypsum wallboard, with each layer needing to be “fire-taped and sealed”. This requires a return trip of the gypsum wallboard crew for each layer needing to be installed. Besides the obvious high labor cost for these multiple “return trips” there is also a consequential scheduling and logistics problem because every other Trade must be scheduled “around” this work. With BP2 SCIPs, the initial installation trip to place the cementitious mortar skins takes care of it all. If the 90-mnute rating for the minimum 1” thickness is inadequate for the Rating requirements, then the Fire Rating may be readily increased by simply making the mortar skin “thicker”, and this can be done at the same time – no return trip needed. Up to a 4-hour rating may be accomplished in a single application.
Much of the mid-rise and high-rise construction of the world is done in a “Post-and-Beam” technique, with a steel or reinforced concrete “skeleton”, being built and then the voids between these elements is filled in with masonry. Typically, this is done with light-weight CMUs or Clay Bricks, and then these masonry units are plastered to deliver a finished surface. BP2 SCIPs weigh less than either CMUs or Clay Bricks, install far faster than either, and the plastering required on these masonry units is typically 1” thick, the same as the mortar skin on BP2 SCIPs. So, with BP2 SCIPs there is an advantage of speed of installation, lighter weight, and lower costs. In addition, SCIPs offer Thermal Insulation performance in the R-40 range, and CMUs and Clay Bricks offer almost no Thermal Insulation value.