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Jerome J. Lazar, RA, CCS, CSI, SCIP
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Username: lazarcitec

Post Number: 185
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 07:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Anyone ever hear this term used in building construction? Trying to find out more, was asked by a client to comment on the flame spread criteria for 'exterior drapery' - what the?
Julie Root
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Username: julie_root

Post Number: 34
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 07:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Exterior drapery is in style here in CA. I have only heard it used in residental construction for very expensive mission style houses. I can see where a building department might ask for a flame spread criteria depending on if the exterior wall has a rating associated with it.
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 08:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Look at Sunbrella Fireresist fabric for this...
Vivian Volz, RA, CSI, CCS
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Username: vivianvolz

Post Number: 59
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 07:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I've seen it in retail, too (also in CA). I would imagine the criteria for the fabric, including flame spread, would be similar to that for fabric awnings. Haven't specified it yet, but I'm sure it is only a matter of time.

Here in UBC-land, awnings may have combustible fabric but non-combustible frames, and may not obstruct a required exit. That's about it, as it might apply to drapery.

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