Summary of selected timber research projects presented at World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016
The World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016 was a major event for structural timber research and development. This Research Summary discusses a selection of the presentations, covering topics such as:
- product innovation
- structural use of hardwoods
- use of timber in Japan
- system build
- building performance, and
- engineering problems.
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...
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.