See what an approved NFPA 285 wall assembly looks like

WYLIE, Texas, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What does an approved NFPA 285 wall assembly look like?

The International Code Council (ICC) voted May 1 to uphold 2012 requirements for NFPA 285 testing in exterior walls with combustible weather barriers. Since then, design professionals have asked for clarification about NFPA 285 history and why it is important to new building construction.


Exactly what components make up an approved NFPA 285 wall assembly?  How do they know if their jobs need to comply?

In this comprehensive white paper, Brian Carey, ABBA board director, explains the history of the two-story wall assembly burn test known as NFPA 285. In addition, the paper shows readers how to maintain wall assembly energy efficiency and moisture resistance without compromising fire safety.

With an in-depth explanation on how the test is performed, Carey also discusses best practices for wall assembly selection. More than a dozen NFPA 285 tested wall assemblies are illustrated showing how the most popularly manufactured insulations combine with FireResist air and vapor barriers to produce the air-tight, high R value, fire-resistant buildings demanded by today's consumers. Manufactured by Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing, FireResist is the industry's only full line of fire resistant, 40 mil, air and vapor barrier membranes.

Go here to read for a comprehensive look at NFPA 285 and to see wall assemblies that meet complex new building codes.

About Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing Incorporated

Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing Incorporated, a division of Carlisle Construction Materials Incorporated, offers strong solutions for coating and waterproofing contractors and the construction industry as a whole.  For more information, please contact CCW at 800.527.7092 or visit their web site at

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