Enhancing the fire performance of wood as a construction material

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Gordon Ewbank looks at how flame-retardant treatments enhance the fire performance of wood-based products and what steps specifiers can take to ensure correct specification and verify materials as they arrive on site.

Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook

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Even among experienced developers and engineers, the performance of mass timber buildings in fire is a sensitive and often misunderstood topic. Wojtek Serwatka summarises the current state of knowledge in the industry regarding self-extinction in mass timber structures and its relation to overall fire safety strategy.

 

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The Fire Safety Order - closing the knowledge gapnavigation-arrow

Peter Barker, Principal Technical Officer at BM TRADA, discusses the impact that the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order has had on the passive fire protection industry

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