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ASTM Fire Committee Approves Deck Structure Fire Test Response Standard

A new test method is the latest in a series of ASTM International standards being developed to address the protection of exterior portions of structures during fires. The new standard, ASTM E2726/E2726M, Test Method for Evaluating the Fire-Test-Response of Deck Structures to Burning Brands, is being developed by Subcommittee E05.14 on External Fire Exposures, part of ASTM International Committee E05 on Fire Standards. "This standard will assist building code officials, manufacturers and home owners in assessing the fire performance of decking materials," says Paul Hough, manager of product fire performance, Armstrong World Industries, and an E05 member. The test in ASTM E2726/...

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