When extinction is a good thing: fire in mass timber buildings
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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.
Article from Timber 2020 Industry Yearbook
This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.
Upgrading the fire resistance of existing doors is a...
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS), intended for designers, specifiers and manufacturers, covers the behaviour of wood-based panel products such as plywood, particleboard and fibreboards, in addition to timber.
Smoke production is also considered.
This Wood Information Sheet applies to the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions where...
Summary of a compliance road map for the structural fire safety design of mass timber buildings in England
Danny Hopkin and Michael Spearpoint report.
This article is part of a new series, Timber 2020/2021 Industry Yearbook Online.
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