New GIB® Fire Rated Systems literature out now
19 Nov 2018
Good fire design requires coordination and collaboration between a number of parties from the fire engineer to architect, contractor and sub-contractors like data installers. With the release of the new GIB® Fire Rated Systems literature, we aim to help reduce confusion in the market about fire rated systems and provide good guidance on issues that commonly come up when dealing with fire.
The GIB® Fire Rated Systems literature is already a core resource for the design and detailing of fire rated systems within New Zealand. This update adds a range of new tested GIB® systems including the inclusion of 10 minute smoke separation walls, and timber and steel systems offering FRRs of between 30 minutes and 180 minutes.
In addition to a wider range of systems, Winstone Wallboards has released a new product: GIB Fire Soundseal®. GIB Fire Soundseal® is a single component, non-sag, acrylic based interior sealant for use where specified in GIB® Fire Rated Systems and where GIB Soundseal® is specified in GIB Noise Control® Systems.
Additional or clarified guidance has been included on NLB steel stud heights, top-down fire exposure design, and use of metal components within suspended ceiling grid systems. Many junction details have been clarified or added including new deflection head details.
The new GIB® Fire Rated Systems literature and summary document outlining the key changes is available for download from the GIB® website. Copies of the literature can also be requested through gib.co.nz