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NAMBA is focused on addressing fire safety through the development and enforcement of building codes.

As building product manufacturers and fellow citizens, we share the general public’s expectation that the buildings we occupy and use on a daily basis are safe. Therefore, we strive to ensure the safe and effective use of our products within the built environment.

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NFPA 285 Testing and Design Information

This is the final installment of a four-part series of articles on the topic of testing and design for exterior wall assemblies that the building codes require to comply with NFPA 285 .

Building Fire Safety: There is No Singular Solution

This article provides an examination of how the IBC requirements support the Common Principles with a presentation of requirements for exterior walls, cladding, and fire testing. The article was published in the November 2023 issue of IIBEC Interface.

Video: Q&A with Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine

NAMBA sat down with Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine for a Q&A on all things NFPA 285 and the importance of the fire performance test to building fire safety.


Engage industry stakeholders on the safe and effective use of plastic building materials in building envelopes.

Codes & Standards

Serve as a leading source of fire performance chemistry, design, construction and technical knowledge.


Advocate for building codes that utilize performance-based outcomes to regulate building fire safety.


Support education of those involved in the design, specification, use and regulation of plastic building materials.

Fire Safety

Codes and standards use a robust combination of material fire tests and complete assembly fire performance requirements to evaluate safety.

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