News & Announcements
Posted on November 7, 2022
On November 7, new exterior wall and exterior wall covering requirements will be in effect. The new requirements change how walls are designed, installed, tested, and inspected.
Posted on September 14, 2022
The 2023 edition of NFPA 285 will contain a new Annex B Guide for Extensions of Results from Assemblies that Meet NFPA 285 Test Requirements. The 2024 Edition of the International Building Code (IBC) will include several revisions to the use and application of NFPA 285.
Posted on June 10, 2021
The North American Modern Building Alliance recently published an article, “NFPA 285 Engineering Judgments: A Practical Compliance Option” in The Construction Specifier, the magazine for construction specifiers. See page 26 of the June 2021 Edition.
Posted on May 26, 2021
Detailed information about fire safety in high-rise buildings
Posted on April 7, 2021
North American Modern Building Alliance recently published an article in Interface, the technical journal of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants. The article discusses fire testing of wall assemblies and extension of this test data for building code compliance.
NORTH AMERICAN MODERN BUILDING ALLIANCE AND MODERN BUILDING ALLIANCE SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Posted on January 20, 2021
WASHINGTON (January 20, 2021) – North American Modern Building Alliance (NAMBA) and Modern Building Alliance (MBA) leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward the common goal of supporting the safe and effective use of plastic building materials in building envelopes.
Posted on November 19, 2020
WASHINGTON (November 20, 2020) – The North American Modern Building Alliance (NAMBA) announces its new online platform www.modernbuildingalliance.us. The new website and visual identity reflect NAMBA’s commitment to promote responsible fire-safety policies which support the use of plastic building materials in the building and construction industry.