Keith Nelson Shares about NFPA 285: 4 Frequently Asked Questions

Keith Nelson serves as Principal and Building Envelope Department Manager at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC and brings over 20 years of professional experience to technical and complex building enclosure design and failure investigations. He published an article on Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing’s blog Build Meets World about NFPA 285. There is a lot of misconception about this test, when compliance is required and how it can be achieved in design and construction. His blog post answers 4 FAQs to help simplify the process.

In the article, Keith addresses:

  1. What is NFPA 285?
  2. When is NFPA 285 required?
  3. Who is responsible for demonstrating NFPA 285 compliance?
  4. Who pays for the test?

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