Fire Resistance & Exterior Cladding
Designing buildings to be safe for occupants has alwasys been a priority for Architects, Engineers and Designers the world over. We are starting to see a reoccuring theme however, specifically when faced with combustible materials continuing to be used as part of Building Envelope facade systems. This I find personally troubling since there are now solid solutions to solve the hightened challenges to concerve energy AND utilize non-combustible materials to do it.
An Ongoing Lesson in Building Envelope Design
One great article on this came out as a result of the recent fire in London this past June (2017) on page 10 of the RCI Interface magazine, Septemer issue. It is an article worth reading entitled "Fire Resistance of Exterior Cladding Materials".