Skip header and navigation

11 records – page 1 of 2.

Collaboration with the National Research Council on fire in residential buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub2766
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
July 2011
Edition
39382
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service
Date
July 2011
Edition
39382
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Safety
Research
Building construction
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 7
201002836
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
This project is a product of the merger of two continuing projects, namely “Fire Safety in Canadian Housing” and “Characterization of Fires in Residential Buildings”. The project formerly called “Fire Safety in Canadian Housing” included FPInnovations’ contribution to the National Research Council’s (NRC) consortium project looking at the effect of different fire protection measures on wood floor/ceiling assemblies on the life safety of occupants in single family houses. The current project is Phase Ib which is an extension of the original project which investigated the impact of different unprotected wood floor assemblies such as solid sawn joists, wood I-joists, wood trusses, etc. on the life safety of occupants. The project formerly called “Characterization of Fires in Residential Buildings” included FPInnovations’ contribution to the NRC’s consortium project looking at the development of design fires and design fire scenarios for residential buildings. Specifying design fires is an important step in a performance-based design. Since both of the research projects involve overseeing research conducted by the NRC dealing with fire in residential housing, they have been combined to allow simplified reporting.
Fire safety
Building construction - Fire research
Documents
Less detail

Comportement au feu des bâtiments en CLT

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42938
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
January 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
January 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
38 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Timber
Laminate product
Building construction
Design
Fire
Language
French
Abstract
Les panneaux en bois lamellé-croisé (CLT) peuvent offrir une excellente résistance au feu, souvent comparable à celle des constructions lourdes typiques non combustibles. En raison de la nature inhérente des pièces en gros bois d’oeuvre à carboniser lentement et à un taux prévisible, les systèmes en bois massif peuvent maintenir une capacité structurale significative pour des durées prolongées lorsque exposés au feu. Afin de faciliter l’acceptation de futures dispositions du code pour la conception des panneaux de CLT résistant au feu, un projet de recherche d’un an a été lancé chez FPInnovations en avril 2010. L’objectif principal du projet était de développer et de valider une procédure générique pour calculer les caractéristiques de résistance au feu des assemblages de mur et de plancher de CLT. Une série d’essais de comportement au feu en vrai grandeur est en cours pour comparer le degré de résistance au feu mesuré lors de tests standards à celui calculé en utilisant la procédure proposée. Compte tenu du fait que le projet de recherche en est à ses débuts (lors de la rédaction de ce chapitre), une procédure de conception simple, mais conservatrice, est présentée dans ce chapitre, selon l’information de pointe provenant de l’Europe et de l’Amérique du Nord. La norme canadienne sur les règles de calcul des charpentes en bois (CSA O86) peut être employée pour calculer le degré de résistance au feu des panneaux de CLT avec la même méthodologie qui est actuellement employée pour calculer les degrés de résistance au feu du bois de construction lamellé-collé et du gros bois d’oeuvre aux États-Unis, en Nouvelle-Zélande et en Europe. Cette méthode est connue sous le nom de « méthode de la section résiduelle ou efficace » et permet l’utilisation des valeurs de calcul que l’on retrouve dans la norme CSA O86. On recommande de faire appel à un ingénieur qualifié en protection contre les incendies pour diriger ou surveiller la conception des assemblages de CLT afin d’obtenir le degré de résistance au feu désiré. L’ingénieur en protection contre les incendies devrait travailler étroitement avec l’ingénieur en structure afin de bien évaluer les effets de l’exposition au feu sur la structure.
Documents
Less detail

Development of calculation methodology for fire-resistance of wood members to be included in CSA O86

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39358
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
June 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service
Date
June 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood
Standards
Resistance
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 8
201002837
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
This project captured the time spent on bringing CSA O86 up to speed with other wood design standards such as the Eurocode and the NDS with respect to fire-resistance design of large wood members. The Canadian Wood Design Standard, CSA O86 is currently silent on the subject of design for fire-resistance and therefore, in the fall of 2009, S. Craft submitted a proposal to incorporate fire-resistance design into CSA O86. Subsequently a task group was formed and work was begun to introduce a new section in CSA O86 on calculating fire-resistance. This report contains some of the background information as well as meeting summaries detailing the progress on this matter up to date. This work is ongoing under the CFS project Codes and Standards.
Fire resistance
Wood Members
Standards
Documents
Less detail

Fire resistance modelling

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39186
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2009
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2009
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Simulation
Resistance
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 9
5759
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Buildings - Fire resistance - Computer simulation
Documents
Less detail

Fire safety in Canadian housing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39346
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2010
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2010
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Specifications
Safety
Resistance
Specification
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 7
FOR-BS-CFS-07
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Buildings - Fire resistance - Specifications
Safety
Documents
Less detail

Fire safety in Canadian housing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39034
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Contributor
Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Specifications
Safety
Resistance
Specification
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 07
4476
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Buildings - Fire resistance
Safety - Specifications
Documents
Less detail

Fire safety in Canadian housing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39182
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2009
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2009
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Specifications
Safety
Resistance
Specification
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 7
4476
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Buildings - Fire resistance - Specifications
Safety
Documents
Less detail

Performance of adhesives at elevated temperatures

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39185
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2009
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2009
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Resistance
Adhesives
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 10
5758
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Adhesives
Fire resistance
Documents
Less detail

Performance of adhesives at elevated temperatures

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39265
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
March 2010
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service.
Date
March 2010
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Resistance
Adhesives
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 10
201000308
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Full-scale fire resistance tests on wood-frame wall assemblies carried out by the wood industry in 2006 demonstrated that end-joined (finger-joined) studs may not perform on par with equivalent solid-sawn studs, as had long been accepted by Canadian and U.S. building codes. The test results were found to vary significantly with the type of adhesive used, and more importantly, walls constructed with finger-joints made with some adhesives did not exhibit expected fire-resistance ratings. Although no problems have been reported with fire performance in the field, the wood industry quickly moved to address this issue in order to ensure the continued safety of wood structures constructed with these products. In February 2007, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released a qualification procedure for adhesives to be used in fire-rated assemblies that is based on full-scale ASTM E119 fire resistance tests. In 2008 this test procedure was separated into two methods and published as two ASTM standards. These ASTM procedures have since been adopted by both the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) and the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB). Although the full-scale test is now accepted as a methodology to qualify adhesives for use in fingerjoined HRA (heat resistant adhesive) lumber, there are obvious advantages to developing a small-scale test procedure for use as an alternative to the full-scale procedure. This project worked to develop a new small-scale test methodology which proved useful for quantifying the elevated-temperature performance of adhesives used in fingerjoined lumber. The work in promoting a small-scale test methodology to replace the full-scale fire resistance test.
Finger jointed lumber
Adhesives
Fire resistance tests
Documents
Less detail

Support for fire safety design tools and research

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39359
Author
Craft, S.T.
Date
June 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Craft, S.T.
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service
Date
June 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Transfer
Safety
Research
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 5
201002835
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
This project follows the second term of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering. This project enables FPInnovations’ fire scientists to assist the Chair in carrying out his research program. The general aim of the research is to fine-tune the engineering tools developed in the first five-year term to be applicable to specific occupancies. The assistance provided includes supervising graduate students, helping to deliver the academic requirements by teaching courses and providing general direction on behalf of the industry. A proposal for a third term of the Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering has been developed in cooperation with the chair and will be submitted to NSERC. In addition to the Industrial Research Chair’s activities, FPInnovations’ fire scientists have participated in the NSERC NEWBuildS Network activities by participating on the Scientific Steering Committee and acting as theses supervisors on a number of student projects.
Fire safety
Education - Universities - Assistance
Technology transfer - Research
Documents
Less detail

11 records – page 1 of 2.