NFPA 285 and Metal Composite Materials

Sponsored by 3A Composites

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the history of the NFPA 285 standard and explain its importance, and how it changed in 2019.
  2. Define the relationship between combustible continuous insulation, weather resistive barriers (WRBs) and NFPA 285.
  3. Discuss when NFPA 285 applies per IBC code requirements.
  4. Explain why engineering judgments are an important method for evaluating wall assemblies and how they can simplify the wall component selection process.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The demand for high-performance, durable, aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient buildings has led to building envelope designs that incorporate combustible materials; such as cladding, insulation, and weather-resistive barriers. Understanding how to meet your clients vision while satisfying sustainability goals and code requirements can be a complex and confusing process. Beginning with the history of NFPA 285, this course presents an overview of the test method and fire code in relation to various building envelope materials, with particular attention given to metal composite materials (MCMs).

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The demand for high-performance, durable, aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient buildings has led to building envelope designs that incorporate combustible materials; such as cladding, insulation, and weather-resitive barriers. Understanding how to meet your clients vision while satisfying sustainability goals and code requirements can be a complex and confusing process. Beginning with the history of NFPA 285, this course presents an overview of the test method and fire code in relation to various building envelope materials, with particular attention given to metal composite materials (MCMs).

 

3A Composites 3A Composites has developed, manufactured and marketed high-quality aluminum composite panels, structural composite material, plastic sheets and lightweight foam boards for architecture, visual communication and the transport and industry markets since 1969.

 

Originally published in November 2020

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