Thursday, July 27, 2017

Five fire scenarios tested on full-scale mass timber building

Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building with promising results will be used to inform code changes.

The International Code Council Ad-hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings conducted the fire scenarios tested in two one-bedroom apartments constructed using mass timber. The test scenarios included various arrangements of exposed and unexposed cross-laminated timber (CLT) with open doors between living and sleeping areas.

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