Fire Resistant Construction in Sacramento, CA

3D Panel Disaster Proof: Fire

Fire Ratings for TridiPanel

TridiPanel has the following fire-resistance ratings (ratings are valid for fire exposure from either side). Fire-rating is derived from the wire mesh gauge in combination with cement thickness (see chart below). The insulation core Type I polystyrene demonstrated a flame spread index of 25 or less and a smoke developed rating of 450 or less when tested in accordance with ASTM-E84. The modified polystyrene core will not burn and does not contain ozone-damaging chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) in the manufacturing process of products.

  • 2.5" polystyrene core with 1.50" cement each side = 1.5 Hours

  • 2.5" polystyrene core with 2.00" cement each side = 2.0 Hours

  • 2.5" polystyrene core with 3.1/8" cement each side = 4.0 Hours

The fire rating increases with greater quantities of cement applied to each side. The polystyrene core will not burn.

The home pictured above is built in a wild land urban interface community. In the event of a forest fire this home built of traditional wood, would probably burn to the ground. Homes constrcuted with TridiPanel stand a better chance of surviving a wild fire due to its concrete construction.