Standards Australia releases new standard on fire propagation of external walls

Monday, 2 May 2016

Standards Australia recently completed the development of AS 5113, Fire propagation testing and classification of external walls of buildings.

The standard sets out procedures for testing and classification of external walls according to their tendency to limit the spread of fire across their surface and between neighbouring buildings. It can be applied to external vertical surfaces and external wall systems. AS 5113 also integrates international standard test methods where practicable.

AS 5113 is not currently adopted by reference in the National Construction Code, however, may be appropriate for use in the formulation of an alternative solution. For more information, please visit Standards Australia.

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