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 that results from its use in the structure.

For tall buildings, there is an increased severity of the consequences of structural failure as result of a fire. In order to obtain the desired level of safety, building codes typically require tall buildings to have a high fire resistance rating. The Eurocode recognises the risk associated with failure of the high rise structure and indicates that it is to be designed according to consequences class 3: failure of the structure due to fire is highly…

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