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Performance Tests for Extension of Sound Insulation Construction Accreditation

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

May 2, 2012

Double wall test specimens under construction inside of massive steel frames

Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Boral Plasterboard Korea has completed the sound insulation performance tests of 3 wall assemblies for extension of their Sound Insulation Construction Accreditation for another 3 years. Total 6 tests, 2 tests for each wall assemblies, were conducted at the Korea Institute of Construction Technology from April 9 to April 20, 2012 and the results will be available by the end of April allowing enough time for extension of validity of current accreditations which expires on May 14, 2012 without interruption.

Crew fastening 2nd layer of fire rated gypsum boards to a wall specimen

The 3 wall assemblies are also accredited with 1 Hour Fire Resistant Construction, thus allowing the wall assemblies for applications as party walls in duplexes, better known as “Peanut Houses”, and multi-family housings, in which party walls are required to be both fire resistant construction and sound insulation construction by the building code. Wood frame duplexes and multi-family housing have been contributing to the steady growth of wood frame construction market in the midst of downturn of overall construction market.