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, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components.
  4. AS 5113 Fire propagation testing and classification of external walls of buildings.
  5. ISO 5660 Reaction-to-fire tests Part 1 Heat release rate (cone calorimeter method).
  6. EN ISO 1182: 2010. Fire Test for Non-Combustibility of Building Products.
  7. AS 1530.1 Methods for fire tests on building materials 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. Test method for non-loadbearing external cladding systems applied to the masonry face of a building.
  11. BR 135: 2013 Fire performance of external thermal insulation for walls of multi-storey buildings: (BR 135) Third edition. BRE Trust.
  12. EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009. 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.
  15. AS/NZS 3837: 1998 Method of test for heat and smoke release rates for materials and products using an oxygen consumption calorimeter.

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