Building code changes surrounding exterior wall assemblies around the world, combined with recent exterior facade fire events and the need for energy efficient construction, has led to a greater focus on understanding how to control flame spread of exterior walls and facades.
- Take a closer look into fire concerns associated with exterior walls and facades, and identify recent building code changes related to exterior wall and facades.
- Provide an overview of NFPA 285, the Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components, and its applications and the differences between other reaction to fire and fire test methods.
- Explain how third-party certification can help identify compliant assemblies and components in exterior walls in the field.
- Provide an overview of UL’s certification program for exterior wall components and systems.
- Listen to the live question and answer session.
Dwayne Sloan, director of principal engineers and regulatory services, UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies division
Chris Miles, business development director, UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies division
Jonathan J. Gonzalez, senior project engineer, UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies division
Sean DeCrame, manager of industry relations, UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies division
July 29, 2020
Linkedin Live – A Closer Look Into Exterior Wall Fires
View this previously recorded Linkedin Live discussion about exterior wall fires around the world.