Combustible exterior wall “cladding” systems: An ICC perspective

Combustible exterior wall “cladding” systems: An ICC perspective

Combustible exterior wall “cladding” systems: An ICC perspective

The tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London brought extensive public focus on combustible exterior wall systems, often called “cladding,” prompting many questions as to how these types of fires can occur and what the risks are of such a fire in the future. A new ICC article focuses on the 2018 International Building Code requirements in terms of fire safety and what to look for in plan review and inspections when cladding is used on a noncombustible wall. Read more