Fire Protection Tests and Building Enclosure Systems: A Brief History


In this article, WJE fire protection experts Michael Rzeznik, Nick Ozog, and Elizabeth Mullin examine three standardized tests that are relied upon by building code organizations throughout the United States, perform a brief review of the origins and history of each test, and discuss critical aspects of each test as applicable to modern building design.

Read this article to learn more about the history of the ASTM E119, NFPA 285, and ASTM E84 tests. This article was originally published in April 2019 issue of IIBEC Interface, the technical journal of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants.