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NFPA's EFFECT is reaching new users around the globe

Blog Post created by kathleenalmand Employee on Sep 13, 2018
Since its release in December of last year, EFFECT, NFPA’s electronic tool to assess the risk of high-rise buildings with combustible cladding, has seen widespread use across the globe by engineers, AHJ's and others interested in assessing risks and prioritizing mitigation in these structures.  Over 300 corporations are now using the tool worldwide and its utility has been highlighted by global research organizations. 
The Autumn issue of the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences discusses the features and functionality of the EFFECT tool and how it is used to assess the fire risk in high rises with combustible cladding. In Australia, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission established Safer Buildings to help identify buildings in Queensland that may have potentially combustible cladding and will now require building owners to register their building and complete the combustible cladding checklist. 
Learn more about EFFECT and try it out for yourself by visiting our website, www.nfpa.org/exteriorwalls.

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