1. Leave the hourly rating blank. Sponsors of the tested designs typically want to achieve the highest rating possible: the materials you would like to specify might have a higher hourly rating than you require.
  2. You must be precise when entering the manufacturer’s name. If you are unsure, try using the keyword box.
  3. Keywords are only useful if the word or its derivative is contained within the design. Trade names or abbreviations like, “drywall”, “TJI”, “CMU”, “wide flange”, etc. will not work.
  4. Examples of useful keywords: “siding”, “stucco” “exterior” (walls with exterior finishes); “damper” (designs tested with dampers); U300, U400, etc (finding a fire rated joint based on a wall series type).