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Grenfell Tower materials likely didn’t meet code, ‘fueled’ deadly fire

November 11, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 7, 2019 Officials in the United Kingdom have concluded the first phase of their investigation into the fatal June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London and have determined that the reason the blaze was able to spread so quickly was that the building's cladding — aluminum composite material (ACM) rainscreen panels —…
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Code expert: Grenfell could happen in the United States

October 22, 2019

From NCMA eNews October 17, 2019 While U.S. building codes require new and renovated commercial buildings to meet fire safety standards, a code expert told AEC professionals attending the Construct conference Wednesday that a deadly fire like the one at Grenfell Tower in the U.K. two years ago isn’t out of the question in the…
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Grizzlies, wilderness and a fire-resistant concrete block home

August 5, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 31, 2019 Molly Shepherd can easily recount the devastating 2003 fire. It was one she said that quickly became a watershed moment for many people with properties in the remote, wild and achingly beautiful territory along the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana. The blaze very nearly engulfed her…
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Victims of massive UK fire say Grenfell was ignored

July 12, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 11, 2019 Safety fears about a block of flats in east London ravaged by a huge fire last month were first raised in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it has been claimed. Concerns about wooden cladding were voiced almost two years before the blaze which destroyed 20 flats and damaged…
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