The performance of exterior walls during fire exposure is a critical element of building construction. As the building industry strives to create more fire-resilient structures, the tests and standards for fire safety also become more complex. One of the test protocols at the forefront of building envelope safety is NFPA 285.
This article takes a dive into the differences between ‘Reaction to Fire’ and ‘Fire Resistance’ and details the ins and outs of NFPA 285. Read more.