Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will provide a holistic view into the fundamental difference between metal panels and insulated metal panels. The goal is to understand how performance needs based on building types play a key role in selecting the appropriate Insulated Panel system.

To begin, the course will explore common misconceptions between metal panels and insulated metal panels. The course will describe how the core type for insulated metal panels (or panes) can vary from highly combustible to non-combustible. Next, the course will analyze the difference between reaction to fire and fire resistance and the importance of considering both alongside fire spread behavior to ensure holistic approval to fire-safe design. Finally, the course will examine the rationale for testing full systems which are preferable over small-scale material testing.


Learning Objectives

  • Explore common misconceptions between metal panels and insulated metal panels.
  • Describe how the core type for insulated metal panels can vary from highly combustible to non-combustible.
  • Analyze the difference between reaction to fire and fire resistance and the importance of considering both alongside fire spread behavior to ensure a holistic approach to fire safe design.
  • Examine the importance of testing full systems over small-scale material testing which does not reflect actual performance in a real fire.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of exterior building envelope and basics IBC fire codes for any commercial building project.