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Madison, WI 53726-2398
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Title: Durability and Wood Protection: Fire Research for Safe and Durable Wood Structures as the Forest Products Laboratory

Source: Forest Products Laboratory Information Brochure

Author(s)Carol Clausen

Publication Year: 2006  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified

Abstract: Protecting homes and businesses from fire is a critical issue facing the nation. A fire occurs in the United States every 60 seconds. Concerns about terrorist activities and homeland security have increased. The risk that wildland fires will threaten the survival of homes and other structures near national forests has increased. Increased use of composite wood products, which improve wood utilization and provide markets for small-diameter materials, can potentially increase the risk of property damage and loss of life in fires. Our fire safety research program aims to ensure that wood products and wood-based structures do not contribute to loss of life and property in fires. Research areas include the following: * Ensuring adequate structural performance of engineered wood products in fires * Minimizing the contribution of new and innovative forest products to fire growth within buildings * Using fire-retardant treatments to improve fire performance of wood-based products * Improving survivability of wood structures in wildland * urban interfaces

File size: 506 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/12/2009
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist

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