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Title: Compartment fire testing of cross-laminated timber structures

Source: fplrip-4723-034-ATF-AWC-Sheppard-Sumathipala-Zelinka. 2 p.

Author(s)Sheppard, David T.; Sumathipala, Kuma; Zelinka, Samuel L.

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: In 2016, the International Code Council (ICC) board of directors established an ad hoc committee to study the issue of tall wood buildings and their potential future permissibility in the ICC International Building Codes. A fire work group was established by the ad hoc committee to examine issues pertaining to the fire safety of tall wood buildings and carry out research that addresses information gaps in our understanding of the performance of tall wood buildings, specifically buildings made with cross-laminated timber (CLT).

Keywords: Fire; CLT; tall wood buildings; mass timber; building codes

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 536 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/01/2017
RITS Product ID: 85215
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Zelinka, Samuel L.
Materials Research Engineer

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