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NRMCA Staff Attends ASTM Committee Meetings on Fire Standards

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NRMCA staff recently attended the ASTM E05 Fire Standards Committee Meetings held earlier this month in Houston, including subcommittee meetings E05.11 Fire Resistance, E05.14 External Fire Exposure Tests and Task Group on Tall Wood Buildings, E05.32 Research, E05.33 Fire Safety Engineering and others. The ASTM E05.11 Subcommittee on Fire Resistance discussed and commenced an update of ASTM E119 Standard Test Methods for Fire Test of Building Construction and Materials. The ASTM E05.14 Subcommittee on External Fire Exposure Tests deliberated technical comments received from the recent ballot for the proposed Standard Test Method for Determining Flammability of Exterior Wall Assemblies for Mass Timber Multi-Story Structures. Based on the comments received, the proposed test standard will be balloted again in preparation for the next E05 Committee meeting scheduled for June 2020 in Boston.

For more information regarding NRMCA’s participation on the ASTM E05 Fire Standards Committee and other Fire Codes and Standards advocacy efforts, contact Shamim Rashid-Sumar at


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