ICC Provides Perspective on Combustible 'Cladding Systems'
Originally published by: International Code Council — November 1, 2017
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The tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London brought extensive public focus on combustible exterior wall systems, often called "cladding," prompting many questions as to how these types of fires can occur and what the risks are of such a fire in the future. A new ICC article focuses on the 2018 International Building Code requirements in terms of fire safety and what to look for in plan review and inspections when cladding is used on a non-combustible wall. Click on the pdf link below or here to read more.
For additional information on this issue, please see:
- Would Smoke Alarms and Sprinklers Have Saved Grenfell's Installed Cladding?
- London's Grenfell Fire: Will Plastics Be Inappropriately Blamed?