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Title: Fire safety of wood construction

Source: Chapter 18 in FPL-GTR-282

Author(s)Dietenberger, Mark; Hasburgh, Laura, E..; Yedinak, Kara

Publication Year: 2021  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4716-2A

Abstract: Fire safety is an important concern in all types of construction. The high level of national concern for fire safety is reflected in limitations and design requirements in building codes. These code requirements and related fire performance data are discussed in the context of fire safety design and evaluation in the initial section of this chapter. Because basic data on fire behavior of wood products are used to evaluate fire safety for wood construction, the second major section of this chapter provides additional information on fire behavior and fire performance characteristics of wood products. The chapter concludes with a discussion of flame-retardant treatments that can be used to reduce the combustibility of wood

Keywords: Fire performance; wood; char; ignition; flame spread; wildland urban interface; home ignition zone; flammability

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/26/2021

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RITS Product ID: 10136
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Dietenberger, Mark A.
Research General Engineer
  

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