Panel Built Inc. Receives National Certification for New 1-Hour Fire Rated Wall

Margie Schramke

ASTM Rare Accomplishment for Modular Building Manufacturer

Fire Rated Office
Panel Built Inc.’s new one-hour fire rated wall has been awarded national certification in accordance with the ASTM E 119-98 Standard Fire Tests for Building Construction and Materials.

The company’s 3-inch thick modular walls exceeded the stringent testing guidelines required by the ASTM standard.

“It should be noted that the three-inch thick wall panel system was tested with nothing covering the five-eighths-inch Type X gypsum on either side, but the addition of any wall coverings would only enhance the wall’s fire endurance rating,” reported the certified third party independent testing agency.

“We work hard to provide innovative building solutions for our customers. We are especially pleased to receive ASTM certification for our one-hour fire rated wall. Improved safety is one of the most important innovations we can provide,” said Mike Kiernan, PBI president. “The product need is growing at incredible speed due to more stringent codes and fire rating requirements by insurance companies and risk management firms. It is a great product for applications that need the fire rating but also need speed and or flexibility.”

The company’s ASTM-certified modular walls meet the high standards required by military, government and municipal building codes, and provide fast construction and application flexibility options for the user.

Since 1995, Panel Built Inc. has manufactured interior buildings and enclosures, exterior buildings, pre-assembled buildings and powder-coated mezzanines for industrial, military and commercial uses. Headquartered in Blairsville, Ga., Panel Built and Mezzanine-Built lines are represented across the U.S. by a national network of dealers and distributors.

For more information or to receive a product catalog, contact Panel Built at 906 Beasley St., Blairsville, GA 30512; (800) 636-3873; fax (706) 745-1450; or online at

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