Steve Conboy GM of M-Fire Suppression explains to Steve Cassidy former NYC Fire Fighters Union President, the value of making OSB and CLT Class-A fire-protected to make all wood framed buildings safer, in fire during construction and after tenants have occupied a building with just raw lumber. Steve Cassidy understands how raw lumber buildings can put Fire Fighters at a much higher risk than wood buildings that have been defended by M-Fire Mighty Fire Breaker™ Applied Fire Science.
Our Vision IS to Provide Superior Fire Protection With Mighty Fire Breaker™ Applied Science and Technology(SM) in order to make all wood framed buildings safer with less risk expecting risk management insurance providers to reduce premiums for those builders that defend all the interior lumber not just a fire wall.
Oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood are wood structural panels made by compressing and gluing pieces of white wood together. While OSB and plywood appear similar and are generally interchangeable, the different ways that each material is manufactured contribute to each having its own unique strengths and weaknesses.
OSB is manufactured from heat-cured adhesives and rectangular- shaped wood strands that are arranged in cross-oriented layers. Produced in large, continuous mats, OSB is a solid-panel product of consistent quality with few voids or gaps. The finished product is an engineered wood panel that shares many of the strength and performance characteristics of plywood.
Plywood is made from thin sheets of veneer (layers of wood that are peeled from a spinning log) that are cross-laminated and glued together with a hot press. Throughout the thickness of the panel, the grain of each layer is positioned perpendicular to the adjacent layer. The finished product is made from an odd number of layers so that a balance is maintained around its central Plywood has a consistent appearanceaccess. Since it is made from whole layers of logs rather than small strands, plywood has a more consistent and less rough appearance than OSB.
Plywood is more expensive as there is a softwood veneer shortage. OSB costs our builder less but has changed firefighting forever because its accelerates in fire so much faster than plywood. We also build I joists with OSB and they fail really fast compared to solid timber floors. M Fire is now defending 100% of the interior lumber in order to slow the advance to allow firefighters more time to safely get in buildings to extinguish the ignition source. M Fire is planning to open Gator Skin OSB Plants in the PNW and SE USA in the near future. Our vision is to lower all builders and even homeowners insurance premiums because our products and services make wood framed building less risky of complete fire loss says Steve Conboy
M-Fire Suppression Inc. is a fire technology company redefining risk management for the construction industry in all wood framed buildings and wild fire defense with clean fire inhibitors.