Intro to the NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) developed standard NFPA 285, a test method that determines the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies containing combustible components such as spray polyurethane foam insulation. This course provides an in-depth introduction to the NFPA 285, including its procedure, its relationship to the International Building Code (IBC), and design considerations necessary for test compliance.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how spray foam insulation can be used in NFPA 285-compliant non-load-bearing wall assemblies.
Education Content: Intermediate
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 0.5 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: SPF304-CSFIe