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ASTM WK73329

Revision of E2579-19 Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wood Products to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics


A recently approved change to 2021 International Building Code (IBC) Section 2303.2.3 requires fire-retardant treated wood structural panels to be tested with a ripped or cut longitudinal gap when tested in accordance with E84. The revisions proposed to E2579, which is referenced by E84, will accommodate testing to meet the 2021 IBC.


Developed by Subcommittee: E05.22

Committee: E05

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-20-2020

Technical Contact: Jason Smart

Item: 001

Ballot: E05.22 (20-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item