A 45 year framing and lumber expert has created the newest most cost effective fire resilient solution after burning buildings in fire training academy’s all around the USA to prove they do not burn.
Some national builders have tried to build with steel stud framing for houses and show me one that is still doing so when they cost twice as much and take twice as long and steel produces carbon and consumes a tremendous amount of energy to produce. Our loss of homes from recent wild fires is because of the design flow in attic ventilation screens and raw lumber in combustible attics explodes from even tiny hot micro embers. The best things we can do it our rebuilds is to frame the homes with Mid Columbia Fire treated lumber. Now that fire treated lumber is cost effective this should be mandated especially with FEMA support. Rebuilding any wild fire rebuild with raw lumber or steel stud framing is only further defining insanity. To build with steel studs means all new seismic engineering and 12 homes can be framed in the same time it would take to frame one homes with steel studs.
The USA Building Industry can not go backward we need to push more on products that are renewable and sustainable that sequester CO2 instead of producing it.
All homeowners and contractors rebuilding after a wild fire should contact Steve Conboy with M Fire Suppression he will show you how to build homes that will not burn in a very cost effective way. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ-wpZcPumY&feature=youtu.be
Morgan Hill Entrepreneur Envisions Steel-Framed Homes In Age Of Wildfires See Video
(KPIX 5) — Devastating wildfires in California may end up changing the way we build homes in the Bay Area, and a startup construction company is betting on it. From the outside, Eugene Yu’s new home is striking – a palatial estate nestled against a rolling hillside in Morgan. But the true uniqueness of the design is only apparent from the inside.
The home is built from floor to ceiling completely out of steel instead of wood. It is Yu’s dream home and a working prototype for his construction company which wants to fundamentally change the way houses are built in California. “This can be a protected area, a refuge, because it takes longer to be affected by a fire,” said Yu, the president of Yuhu Builders Corporation.
Yu says using steel which is common in commercial construction can make homes stronger and less vulnerable to the threat of wildfires.
“With a sprinkler system and the fact that it’s made out of metal, you can’t really says it’s fireproof. But it’s pretty damn close,” said Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine. Constantine is a former firefighter and says Californians need to re-think construction methods and materials in the face of the ever-present threat of wildfires.
“This home would be able to withstand a fire from the outside much better than a wood-framed house would be able to,” Constantine said.
Steel-framed homes have never become commonplace because they were typically more expensive to build. But Yu says he’s confident he can bring the price down to equal that of a wood home.