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Fire Testing of New Building Materials

A story by Voice of America reporter George Putic

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From Voice of America video on the NFRL.
New, lighter, cheaper, sustainable and recyclable building materials are entering the market every day as developers try to lower costs and shrink their carbon footprint. But who is to say how safe those materials are? For instance, are they resistant to fire? VOA’s George Putic visited a new U.S. government facility that can provide scientific answers to such questions.

Story in the video below.

Released June 8, 2017, Updated February 21, 2019