Resources for fire testing protocols of external wall cladding

Useful resources and references for testing protocols to determine fire performance of external wall cladding systems.

  1. New Zealand Building Code available on the New Zealand legislation website.
  2. Wade, C.A., (1995), BRANZ, Report Number 133, Fire Performance of External Wall Claddings under a Performance Based Building Code available on the BRANZ website.
  3. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285: 2019 Standard fire test method for evaluation of fire propagation characteristics of exterior wall assemblies containing combustible components.
  4. AS 5113: 2016 Classification of external walls of buildings based on reaction-to-fire performance Amendment 1.
  5. ISO 5660-1: 2002 Reaction-to-fire tests - Part 1: Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate.
  6. ISO 1182: 2010 Reaction to fire tests for products - Non-combustibility test.
  7. AS 1530-1: 1994 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures - Part 1: Combustibility test for materials.
  8. Lamont, S. & Ingolfsson, S. (2018) High rise Buildings with Combustible Exterior Wall Assemblies: Fire Risk Assessment Tool available on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website USA.
  9. White, N. and Delichatsios, M. (2014) Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components, Fire Protection Research Foundation Report (EP142293).
  10. BS 8414-1 & 2:2015+A1:2017 Fire performance of external cladding systems.
  11. BR 135: 2013 Fire performance of external thermal insulation for walls of multistorey buildings - Third edition.
  12. BS EN 13501-1: 2018 Fire classification of construction products and building elements – Part 1: Classification using data from reaction to fire tests.
  13. ANSI/ASTM E2307 Standard Test Method for Determining Fire Resistance of Perimeter Fire Barriers Using Intermediate-Scale, Multi-story Test Apparatus.
  14. BS EN 1364-4:2014 Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 4: Curtain walling - Part configuration.
  15. AS/NZS 3837: 1998 Method of test for heat and smoke release rates for materials and products using an oxygen consumption calorimeter Amendment 1.

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