ICF FRAMES RECEIVE FIRE RATINGS; COMPLY WITH ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS
Reward Wall Systems’ NoricF4 Custom Metal ICF Frames have received fire ratings of 1.5 hours to 3 hours and they have been evaluated to be in compliance with the prescriptive requirements of the Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings for blast/force protection.
“There is an increase of government buildings and educational facilities using insulating concrete forms to build structures, with an added importance on safety. It’s important that Reward provides products that meet the stringent requirements for fire ratings and blast protection,” said Kelvin Doerr P.E., vice president of Engineering and Technical Services with Reward.
The allowable levels of protection and standoff distance are summarized in various span tables. A doorframe meets the standard at a maximum size of 96 inches wide and 156 inches high. A window frame meets the standard at maximum width of 72 inches and a height of 156 inches. Door and window mullions openings meet the requirements at a maximum opening size of 72 inches wide and 156 inches high. Additionally, fixed window frames with integral window stops provide the necessary glazing bite for wet glazed (i.e. silicone glazed) windows.