Two new Construction Technology Updates now available

Volume 16, Number 2, June 2011

NRC-IRC has just released two new Construction Technology Updates (CTUs).

CTU 75 - Advances in Fire Suppression Systems

Fire suppression systems for the protection of buildings have evolved in response to new requirements, environmental pressures and advances in technology. This Update provides an overview of four recently developed systems, reviews research on the performance of each, and provides guidance on system selection, design and use.

CTU 76 – Window Sill Details for Effective Drainage of Water

Satisfactory window performance demands a good product and proper installation. This Update presents results from a recent study of sill installation details for the effective drainage of inadvertent water entry at the wall-window interface.

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The complete list of CTUs can be found on the NRC-IRC website at