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The NASCAR Museum and Hall of Fame located in Charlotte, NC, had to capture the exciting spirit of America’s most popular sport, while meeting strict fire codes to protect the safety of thousands of visitors expected monthly. Designers at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners sought steamed beech frames to complement the interior doors and millwork but they had an array of opening sizes to deal with, including difficult to source (at least in wood) 45-minute, 8-foot pairs. Florida based Walker Brothers Millwork knew just where to look—Contact Industries and their veneer profile wrapped fire-rated wood frames with a patented clip installation system. State-of-the-art technology for a state-of-the-art facility.

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PROJECT PROFILE

CLIENT: Walker Brothers Millwork and Forest Millwork, Inc. (installing subcontractor)

DETAILS: NASCAR Hall of Fame and Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; new construction; 150,000 square foot museum with 278-seat movie theatre; $160 million construction cost; Operated by Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority; 19 fire-rated (certified 45 minutes) door frames in European beech.

PRODUCT: Fire-rated wood door frames

CONSTRUCTION: 45-minute certified door frame system with steamed European beech veneer wrap.

FINISH: Factory-applied UV-cured no-VOC clear top coat

ADHESIVE: Type 1 Hot Melt

TEST PROCEDURES: Boil test

END USE: 45-minute fire-rated openings, including 8-foot pairs

CORE: Patented-design frame system incorporating intumescent

FACE VENEER: Steamed European beech