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Performance assessment of wildfire suppressant products using the crib test methodology

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7857
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Fuel treatment
Retardant
Test methods
FPI TR
Water
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.2
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations’ Wildfire Operations Advisory group has asked its researchers to explore a method by which the performance of water-enhancing products can be repeatedly assessed in the laboratory. A new test method, known as the crib test, was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of water-enhancing products on burning woody fuel to simulate direct-attack aerial operations. This report outlines the methodology for the crib test and describes the findings from performance evaluation tests conducted at the Protective Clothing and Equipment Research Facility (PCERF) at the University of Alberta.
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Wildfire suppressant rheology. Mapping viscosity as a function of product mix ratios

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7858
Author
Refai, Razim
Yang, Junyi
Tsai, Peichun Amy
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Yang, Junyi
Tsai, Peichun Amy
Contributor
University of Alberta
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Retardant
Viscosity
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.3
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The USDA Forest Service’s Qualified Product List (QPL) provides guidance on the range of permissible mix ratios for water-enhancer products. Due to the proprietary nature of water-enhancer products, there are several unknowns about the rheology of the permissible mix ratios. This study focused on mapping the viscosity of various suppressant products as a function of their mix ratios. The results revealed a wide range of viscosities across products, with each product showing a different non-linear relationship with different mix ratios. The results from this study can help understand the optimum viscosity range to achieve desired drop characteristics during aerial operations.
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Area-based water delivery systems. Exploratory research on logistics, water delivery, and its localized impacts

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7859
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Retardant
Spruce
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.1
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The aim of this study was to capture data on area-based water delivery systems, specifically in the context of logistics, systems differentiation, water delivery, and its localized effects. FPInnovations successfully collaborated with Fire & Flood to obtain this data. A two-day test was executed during which Fire & Flood set up their 4- and 12-inch systems and carried out sprinkler operations.
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Performance evaluation of siding materials subjected to radiant heat loads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7694
Author
Coronel, Eder Alain Villa
Refai, Razim
McDonald, Andre
Date
March 2020
Edition
36366
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Coronel, Eder Alain Villa
Refai, Razim
McDonald, Andre
Contributor
FireSmart Canada
Date
March 2020
Edition
36366
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Cedar siding
Engineered wood
Heat
Oriented strandboard (OSB)
Siding
Testing
FPI TR
Vinyl siding
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.19
Language
English
Abstract
A methodology was developed to evaluate the performance of different commercially available siding materials when exposed to high and low radiant heat loads. The materials evaluated in this study were engineered wood, fibre cement board, cedar siding, and vinyl siding. The time to ignition of the wall prototypes was used to evaluate the performance of these materials.
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Expanding wood use towards 2025: seismic performance of midply shear walls

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7699
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Karacabeyli, Erol
Yeh, Borjen
Line, Philip
Date
March 2020
Edition
52949
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Karacabeyli, Erol
Yeh, Borjen
Line, Philip
Contributor
Engineered Wood Assocation (APA)
American Wood Council (AWC)
Date
March 2020
Edition
52949
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
47 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
New Construction Materials
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Seismic
Shear walls
Standards
Series Number
Expanding wood use towards 2025
Language
English
Abstract
Midply shear wall (hereafter Midply), which was originally developed by researchers at Forintek Canada Corp. (predecessor of FPInnovations) and the University of British Columbia, is a high-capacity shear wall system that is suitable for high wind and seismic loadings. Its superior seismic performance was demonstrated in a full-scale earthquake simulation test of a 6-storey wood-frame building in Japan. In collaboration with APA–The Engineered Wood Association and the American Wood Council (AWC), a new framing arrangement was designed in this study to increase the vertical load resistance of Midply and make it easier to accommodate electrical and plumbing services. In this study, a total of 14 Midply specimens in six wall configurations with different sheathing thicknesses and nail spacing were tested under reversed cyclic loading. Test results showed that Midply has approximately twice the lateral load capacity of a comparable standard shear wall. The drift capacity and energy dissipation capability are also greater than comparable standard shear walls. For Midply to use the same seismic force modification factors as standard shear walls, seismic equivalency to standard shear walls in accordance with ASTM D7989 was also conducted. Although Midply has superior lateral load and drift capacities, it does not seem to be as ductile as the standard shear walls at the same over-strength level. Additional testing and dynamic analysis are recommended to address this issue.
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Low-density OSB. Pilot plant study and techno-economic analysis

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7709
Author
Groves, C. Kevin
MacFarlane, Alan
Feng, Martin
Date
March 2020
Edition
52986
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Groves, C. Kevin
MacFarlane, Alan
Feng, Martin
Date
March 2020
Edition
52986
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
30 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Testing
Strandboards
Oriented strandboard (OSB)
Gluing
Glue
Pilot Plant
Markets
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
In this project, the main objective was to evaluate the “best bet” experimental mat structure design previously identified by FPInnovations in 2018/19. This mat structure was comprised of three strand size classes incorporated into six equal weight mat layers. Both experimental and control panels were prepared at 39lb/ft³ and 35lb/ft³ densities and tested for dry static bending, single cycle bending (D4), concentrated static load, thickness swell, and internal bond strength.
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Helitorch redesign: field test results and modifications

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7721
Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
October 2020
Edition
53070
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
October 2020
Edition
53070
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2020 n. 12
Language
English
Abstract
The Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AFF) Wildfire Management Branch Ignition Specialists Working Group has endorsed a collaborative project to develop a redesigned helitorch. The goal of this project is to have an acceptable and proven replacement helitorch based on extensive testing.
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Fostering Aboriginal involvement in Canada's forest industry, a route to understanding

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7792
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Aboriginal
First Nations
Forest industry
Forestry
Logging
Operations
Training
Series Number
FPInnovations ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This presentation discusses services for logging contractors to help develop their skills in their operational and financial performances. Involvement and engagement with First Nations and using DiagFor are two of the topics presented.
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Concrete topping and construction moisture on cross-laminated timber

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7795
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
October 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Forestry Innovation Investment
Date
October 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
New Construction Materials
Building systems
Subject
Concrete
Construction
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)
Moisture
Drying
Performance
Water repellents
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 n.9
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations conducted a laboratory test to investigate the potential wetting of cross-laminated timber (CLT) from the pouring of concrete topping, and the effectiveness of a water repellent coating and membrane in preventing such wetting.
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Les Chapes de béton et l'humidité emprisonnée dans le bois lamellé-croisé pendant la construction

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7796
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
Octobre 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Forestry Innovation Investment
Date
Octobre 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
New Construction Materials
Building systems
Subject
Concrete
Construction
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)
Moisture
Drying
Performance
Water repellents
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 n.9
Language
French
Abstract
FPInnovations a effectué un essai en laboratoire afin d’étudier la teneur en humidité (TH) du bois lamellé-croisé (CLT) découlant du coulage de chapes de béton, et l’efficacité avec laquelle un enduit imperméabilisant et une membrane permettent de de prévenir cette humidification.
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Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road stream crossings. Final webinar of the free series on case studies and use of available climate tools

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7807
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
Roads
Series Number
Publicit Flyer
Language
English
Abstract
Information on the webinar series developed in coordination with and with funding from the British Columbia, Ministry of Frests, Land, Natioanl Resource Operations and Rural Development. Webinar information for January 14, 2021
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Developing tools and techniques to streamline forest fuel sampling. Innovation and application in the Alkali Resource Management area

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7810
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
MacKinnon, Brandon
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
41 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Efficiency
Forestry
Fuel load
Sampling
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.43
Language
English
Abstract
Evaluation  of  forest  environments  to  assess  fuel  loading  using  conventional  inventory methods is labour-intensive, time-consuming, and requires extensive training to be completed correctly. Fuels managers would like to apply simpler, less expensive fuel sampling methods and still maintain acceptable accuracy in fuel load measurements. FPInnovations  has  explored  different  fuel  sampling  techniques  that  may  be  applicable to the forest stands of central British Columbia. The photoload sampling technique  was  deemed  to  be  a  valuable  tool  that  can  be  enhanced  to  suitably  represent the forest fuels in Interior Douglas-fir environments and can be adapted to other fuel environments with appropriate amendments.
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Forest road deactivation, removing culverts and installing cross-ditches and waterbars. A practical guide for forest and resource workers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7828
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Culverts
Water crossings
Water
Stream
Stream management
Sediment control
Roads
Riparian zones
Erosion
Forest roads
Advantage
Series Number
Deactivation pamphlet; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This guide provides guidance for equipment operators for construction of commonly prescribed road deactivation structures. Timber sale licence (TSL) holders and contractors can use this guide as a reference in achieving conformance to a prepared deactivation plan.
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Predicted pavement damage from widebase steering tires: a methodology to estimate widebase steering tire load equivalency

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19842
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Contributor
Canadian Forest Services (CFS)
National Resources Canada (NRC)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
33 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Tires
Trucks
FPI TR
Weight
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.12
Language
English
Abstract
Canadian regulators utilize the ESAL concept for vehicle impact evaluations and(or) pavement design. Unfortunately, TAC’s ESAL equations do not account for tire size and, consequently, overestimate steering axle impacts when those axles are equipped with widebase steering tires. Many new vehicles proposed for use in Canada feature tridem-drive tractors and heavily loaded steering axles—these heavy loads necessitate the use of widebase steering tires. In order to optimize high efficiency truck configurations in Canada, therefore, accurate estimates of widebase steering tire ESALs are needed. This work describes a methodology to estimate ESALs for widebase steering tires. These ESAL equations were used to justify an increase in steering axle weights for B.C. 9-axle log B-trains.
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Effectiveness of retardant on mulch fuels: a case study at Pelican Mountain, 2018

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19843
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Contributor
Canadian Forest Services (CFS)
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Fuel treatment
Mulching
Mulch
FPI TR
Retardant
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.7
Language
English
Abstract
Mulching is a common method of fuel treatment. However, it is not currently listed by the U.S. Forest Service as a fuel type in its recommendations for fire retardant coverage levels. FPInnovations researchers set up plots with different coverage levels of retardant on a mulch fuel bed and collected fire behaviour data when a fire interacted with these plots. The results are intended to help wildfire agencies understand the effectiveness of retardant on mulch fuels in developing better suppression plans.
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Contribution de FPInnovations à l'entrepreneuriat forestier autochtone

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19845
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Gaudreau, Jean-Philippe
Date
Janvier 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Partnerships
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Gaudreau, Jean-Philippe
Contributor
Gouvernement du Québec
Date
Janvier 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Aboriginal
Subject
Forestry
FPI TR
Harvesting
Series Number
FO Rapport technique ; RT 2020 N5
Language
French
Abstract
L’industrie, le gouvernement et les Premières Nations elles-mêmes souhaitent vivement participer au développement économique associé aux activités forestières. Bien que souvent situés en régions éloignées, à proximité de telles activités, les acteurs forestiers des communautés autochtones n’ont pas toujours l’opportunité d’acquérir les compétences requises en matière de gestion d’entreprise. Les exigences de l’entrepreneuriat forestier limitent leurs capacités à participer avec succès à un niveau avancé de développement.
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A Climate change vulnerability assessment approach for resource roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19848
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
23 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
FPI TR
Roads
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.8
Language
English
Abstract
Given the benefits that resource roads provide to economic and social well-being, it is important to understand the impacts of a changing climate on resource roads and infrastructure. As the forest industry and governments move toward creating resource roads that are resilient to climate change, an early step in the adaptive management process is to assess the risks and vulnerabilities of infrastructure to climate change.
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Evaluation of the Seeing Machines' Guardian Gen 2 driver fatigue and distraction monitoring system in interior British Columbia log-hauling operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19851
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Contributor
BC Forest Safety Council
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Driver fatigue
Log hauling
FPI TR
Transport
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.3
Language
English
Abstract
As part of FPInnovations’ and BC Forest Safety Council’s ongoing evaluation of fatigue management technology, Seeing Machines’ Guardian Gen 2, an eye-tracking–based driver assistance system that monitors driver fatigue and distraction, was evaluated in Interior B.C. log-hauling operations. In addition, driver fatigue scores based on a wristband technology, Readiband, were correlated with the drivers’ reported scores to verify the fatigue level in the participating fleets. The study findings, participants’ feedback, and onboard device performance are summarized in this report.
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Évaluation du Guardian, le système embarqué de surveillance de La Fatigue de 2e génération de Seeing Machines, dans le cadre des activités de transport de billes dans l'intérieur de la Colombie-Britannique

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19852
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Date
Janvier 2020
Edition
52900
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Contributor
BC Forest Safety Council
Date
Janvier 2020
Edition
52900
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
29 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Fiber Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Driver fatigue
Log hauling
FPI TR
Transport
Series Number
FO Rapport technique ; RT 2020 N3
Language
French
Abstract
Dans le cadre de l’évaluation en cours des technologies de gestion de la fatigue réalisée par FPInnovations et le Conseil de la sécurité forestière de la C.-B., le Guardian de deuxième génération de Seeing Machines, un système de suivi des mouvements des yeux qui surveille la fatigue et la distraction chez les conducteurs, a fait l’objet d’une évaluation lors des activités de transport de billes dans l’intérieur de la C.-B. De plus, les pointages de la fatigue des conducteurs, établis selon le bracelet Readiband, ont été corrélées avec les pointages déclarés par les conducteurs afin de vérifier le niveau de fatigue chez les conducteurs des flottes prenant part à l’évaluation. Les résultats de l’étude, la rétroaction des participants et le rendement du dispositif embarqué sont résumés dans le présent rapport.
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Bridges & wildfire event: identifying information gaps in bridge protection in the context of resistance to wildland fire events

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19860
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Refai, Razim
Contributor
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Bridge
Fire
Protection
Structures
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.14
Language
English
Abstract
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) has asked FPInnovations to investigate current information and knowledge for bridge fire impact mitigation opportunities and strategies. The extent of the investigation includes reaching out to domestic and international contacts to find directly applicable information and literature on strategies to mitigate fire impacts to bridge structures. This will include review of academic journals and reports, products and methods, to find
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