Exploring options for exterior wall designs with insulation that is consistent with codes and the testing standard NFPA 285.
- Identify and recognize the fundamental requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) related to noncombustible exterior walls in the code-defined types of construction.
- Assess the impact on the design of exterior walls as prescribed by the insulation requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
- Investigate and review the purpose, intent, and specific details of the fire-propagation testing standard known as NFPA 285.
- Explore different design options for exterior walls that are fully code compliant, safe, and energy efficient.