Learn how to design and construct fire walls and fire barrier walls to minimize the spread of fire with the 2009 NFPA 221.
The 2009 edition of NFPA 221: Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls identifies and provides a focus to differentiate between types of fire walls. Fire walls can help to reduce the spread of fire and incorporate the latest comprehensive requirements for the design and construction of all types of rated wall assemblies. Coverage includes detailed information on the different types of fire walls, such as high challenge fire walls, fire walls, and fire barrier walls, along with their specific protection of openings and penetrations.
The Standard also includes a general chapter that applies to all types of wall assemblies. It's an important resource for authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), engineers, architects, and construction industry professionals. 26pp.
230-0251-06 NFPA 251 - Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Endurance of Building Construction and Materials, 2006 Edition
The NFPA 251 has been improved for better application and performance!
NFPA 251 specifies methods for determining the fire-resistive abilities of building members and assemblies, enabling you to ensure that construction methods and materials will pass compliance tests.
Tests covered in this standard include:
- Bearing and nonbearing walls and partitions
- Floor and roof assemblies
- Loaded restrained beams
- Performance of protective membranes in wall, partition, floor, or roof assemblies
The document also contains many technical revisions, including the addition of definitions of fire resistance and fire resistance rating, and modifications to the hose stream test requirements. The document also complies with NFPA's Manual of Style. Approx. 26 pp.