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NFPA 285 vs Fenestration Product?

Question asked by jdmarshall on Dec 21, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2018 by milt.werner

Is an insulated glazing infill panel (a "fenestration product") within an aluminum curtain wall system subject to NFPA 285?

 

Section 1403.5 of the 2015 IBC code states:

Exterior walls on buildings of Type I, II, III, or IV that are greater than 40 feet in height above grade plane and contain a combustibule water-resistive barrier shall be tested in accordance with and comply with acceptance criteria of NFPA 285. For the purposes of this section, fenestration products and flashing of fenestration products shall not be considered part of the water-resistive barrier."

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