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NFPA 285 engineering judgments

by Eric W. Banks and Jeffrey H. Greenwald, P.E., CAE

Structure fires have dropped significantly over the past 40 years, and one major contributor to this decline in fires and fire deaths has been the development of comprehensive fire safety measures. These include performance testing requirements of model building codes.

Building codes in the United States regulate the use of plastics, foam plastic insulation, and other combustible materials used in the building … Continue reading NFPA 285 engineering judgments

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Continuous insulation performance

The goals of building fire safety and energy efficiency are compatible when industry stakeholders work together to ensure proper assemblies are designed, the correct materials are specified, and installers have the experience to combine the design and materials properly in the field.

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