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Self-Extinguishment Of Cross-Laminated Timber

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is currently receiving attention for its potential use in tall building structures. Timber being a combustible material, one of the main challenges for the construction of these buildings is the potential fire risk...

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Modeling Of Barrier Failure And Fire Spread In Curisk

CUrisk, a computer  fire  risk  analysis  model, has  been  under development at Carleton University for over a decade. To better evaluate failure of building elements and spread of fire  beyond the  room  of  fire  origin, this thesis...

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Case Studies Of Risk-To-Life Due To Fire In Mid- And...

Both the BCBC and the NBCC are objective‐based codes whose provisions are deemed to be acceptable solutions.  Alternative solutions are permitted; however, they must be demonstrated to provide a level of performance equivalent to that of the...

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Analysis Of Cross-Laminated Timber Charring Rates Upon...

The use of engineered timber products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) is of increasing interest to architects and designers due to their desirable aesthetic, environmental, and structural properties. A key factor preventing widespread uptake...

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Summary Of The Fire Protection Foundation Report –...

Buildings constructed from engineered timber are becoming more prevalent globally as building designers, owners and architects realize the sustainability opportunities with timber construction and the overall aesthetic of a completed timber...

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Advanced Methods Of Encapsulation

This project aims to support the construction of tall wood buildings by identifying encapsulation methods that provide adequate protection of mass timber elements; the intention is that these methods could potentially be applied to mass timber...

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Full-scale Mass Timber Shaft Demonstration Fire

In support of the Tall Wood Building Demonstration Project in Quebec, QC, a mock three storey shaft and adjacent apartment was constructed to demonstrate the fire performance of the proposed structure. The contents in the apartment were...