At some point, the fire marshal or the building official will ask, “Does the exterior wall assembly need to comply with NFPA 285?” If you can’t answer this question, you could be in for a rough go of it.
Architects are paying more attention to the detailing and materials in the building skin. Your architect needs to understand when NFPA 285 is applicable and exactly what NFPA 285 requires. The most important part of that understanding is the loophole that exists in NFPA 285.
Leveraging new and current technology to improve our design methodology is at the core of what we strive for. One tool we use improves design team coordination and thereby our deliverable documents and building information modeling.
Healthcare designers and builders have very different deliverables related to a project, but they share the same common goal: to design and build things that matter and that may contribute to a positive experience when circumstances suggest otherwise.