NRCA participates in IBHS wind simulation
NRCA participated in full-scale wind testing of two 600-square-foot buildings at the Institute for Building and Home Safety (IBHS) research center in Richburg, S.C., July 17.
During the simulation, wind speeds up to a peak of 136 mph were generated by the test center's 105-fan array.
Construction methods used for the structure labeled "common" represent details insurance industry inspectors found in commercial buildings that experienced failures during high-wind events. Construction methods used for the structure labeled "stronger" represent best industry practices. NRCA provided FM Approvals-approved contractor-fabricated edge metal flashings for the "stronger" construction.
To view a wind-testing video on NRCA's YouTube channel, click here.
For more information about the testing and additional wind-testing videos on the IBHS website, click here.
Additional information regarding NRCA's testing of contractor-fabricated edge metal flashings is available by clicking here.
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