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Fire Safe Combustible Wall Assemblies

This presentation will demonstrate how U.S. codes and standards regulate the use of combustible building products in commercial buildings for safe and effective use. Examples of approved assemblies in a variety of exterior walls for different construction configurations will be provided. There will also be a focus on how fire safety can be maintained throughout the design process and construction phases using code compliance options like engineering judgments for certain deviations from tested wall assemblies. Adequate time will be allowed for an interactive discussion of current industry resources and topics of interest to the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the building code fire safety requirements for cladding
  • Clarify fire safety compliance options approved for IBC 2024
  • Review global building cladding fire incidents
  • Describe fire testing and its significance to fire safety of buildings
  • Discuss elements of engineering analyses as a compliance method

Course Accreditation:

AIA CES: 1 LU|HSW | Provider Number: 10009360 | Course Number: 0001

ICC Preferred Provider: 1 Contact Hour (0.10 CEU) | Course Number : 36197

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Fire Safety for Exterior Wall Assemblies

Manufacturers, industry groups, architects, designers, and homeowners all share an expectation of safety in the buildings we occupy and use every day. This course discusses the key chapters where important exterior wall fire provisions can be found in the International Building Code® and examines many common features of global fire incidents. The course also describes the NFPA 285 fire test and discusses the new Annex B in the 2023 edition of NFPA 285. Finally, there is a discussion of the code compliance pathways when exterior walls are required by the IBC® to be tested and comply with NFPA 285.