A Burning Question - Combustibles in Non-Combustible Construction

Provider: Intertek

Speaker: Barry Badders

CEUs: 1 Hr AIA HS&W

 

 

This presentation will look at the history and current scope of the test standard now known as NFPA 285

"Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-

Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components" and its expansion in the International

Building Code model code requirements with specific regard to foam plastic and Water Resistive

Barrier's (WRB’s). As we look toward AIA2030 or similar energy efficiency targets; increasing

requirements of continuous exterior insulation; and limiting air infiltration more projects will likely face

the time and cost of “reduced scale” testing or be limited to assemblies successfully tested by product

manufacturers.

 

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