BEC-Cleveland February Meeting
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Warrensville Heights, OH
This presentation will look at the history and current scope of
the NFPA 285 “Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components” and its inclusion in the 2012 International Building Code model code requirements with regard to foam plastic and WRB’s. As we look toward AIA2030 or similar targets and increasing requirements of continuous exterior insulation and limiting air infiltration more and more projects will face the increased time and cost of testing or be limited to assemblies successfully tested by product manufacturers.
- Discuss history and development of the NFPA 285 test and its predecessors.
- Discuss the current scope, process, and compliance requirements of NFPA 285 compliant assemblies
- Describe the current 2012 IBC requirements for NFPA 285 compliance for foam plastics and WRB’s.
- Describe the current status of code modification proposals at the national and local levels with regard to NFPA 285 compliance for Foam Plastics and WRB’s
Mr. Keith P. Nelson, Architect, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Since joining WJE in 2008, Keith Nelson has provided critical on-site evaluation of design details and field review of new and existing building enclosure projects. He has been involved in a broad range of projects with services including enclosure evaluation, detailing, design and product submittal review, construction phase observation and evaluation, below-grade waterproofing investigation, testing and repair, and building code analysis.
1.0 LU/HSW/CEU can be earned by attending this seminar
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