Category: Fire-resistive

Atlas Roofing first to pass more stringent NFPA 285 Fire Test criteria

The leader in polyiso manufacturing passes updated NFPA testing criteria ATLANTA, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlas Roofing Corporation is the first polyiso manufacturer to successfully pass the new, more stringent NFPA 285 Fire Test criteria – a test that measures the fire propagation potential of a wall assembly. “As a manufacturer that focuses on safety as its number one core value,” said Ken Farrish, President of Atlas Roofing Corporation, “we believe in and support the NFPA 285 committee’s decision to improve testing criteria for a more consistent and rigorous safety testing environment. We’re incredibly proud to lead our industry forward in fire safety as the first to meet the new criteria.” New NFPA 285 Fire Test Criteria In June 2017, the NFPA 285 committee approved new testing criteria after it was originally proposed last year. As an innovator in polyiso manufacturing, Atlas embraced and tested to the new criteria before it was approved by the NFPA committee or required by code. The NFPA 285 test includes the entire wall assembly as it is meant to be installed – incorporating everything from the interior gypsum to the exterior cladding. The old NFPA 285 criteria allowed (ACM/MCM) metal panel joints to be placed outside of the area of the most intense flame contact, well to the sides of the windows. The new NFPA 285 criteria offer a more consistent, worst case...

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D-Blaze® Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) earns GREENGUARD Gold

Viance LLC, a leading manufacturer of advanced wood treatment technologies, has announced that D-Blaze Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) is the first pressure-impregnated FRTW to earn the GREENGUARD Gold Certification. “With the GREENGUARD Gold Certification, architects and specifiers can be confident in recommending D-Blaze framing lumber and plywood for projects like schools and hospitals,” said Bill Fields, President of Viance. “In addition to its effectiveness in controlling the spread of flames and smoke development caused by fire, D-Blaze now qualifies for The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.” The GREENGUARD Certification program, part of UL Environment, demonstrates that products have met some of the world’s most comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. The GREENGUARD Gold Certification requires meeting additional criteria and lower VOCs to demonstrate that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. Both CHPS and the LEED Building Rating System reference the certification. GREENGUARD Certified products are recognized, referenced or preferred by more than 450 federal purchasers, retailers, green building rating tools and building codes around the world. D-Blaze is a fire retardant wood treatment that is impregnated into framing lumber and plywood products by pressure process to reduce combustibility and smoke development, and offers a 50-year limited warranty. D-Blaze FRTW is UL®...

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Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

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