A Close Look at Exterior Wall Flammability- Recorded Webinar


Building Code changes surrounding exterior wall assemblies combined with recent exterior facade fire events around the world and the need for energy-efficient construction has led to a greater focus on understanding how to control flame spread of exterior walls and facades.

To educate code authorities, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, building inspectors and other industry professionals on the test methods used to control the spread of exterior walls and facades; UL presents this recorded webinar which highlights increased interest in compliance to NFPA 285: Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components and the relevancy this standard has as new construction continues to drive the development of insulation products around the world.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand fire concerns associated with exterior walls and facades
  • Obtain an overview of NFPA 285 and it’s applications
  • Understand the differences between NFPA 285 and other reaction to fire and fire test methods
  • Provide an overview of UL’s Certification Program for exterior wall component and systems
  • Explain how Third Party Certification can help identify compliant assemblies and component in exterior walls in the field

Target Audience

  • Code Authorities
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Building Inspectors


Dwayne Sloan is the Director of Principal Engineers and Regulatory Services for the Building Materials & Life Safety Technologies Division for UL. Dwayne provides technical oversight of certification and testing activities for exterior wall systems among many other product areas. During his 29 years at UL, he has worked in, and managed, a variety of UL’s fire-protection areas.

Dwayne has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and has been recognized by UL as a Corporate Fellow.

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Time Requirement


Web-Based 60 minutes

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