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Fire code development, a literature review of North American and Chinese fire regulations related to wood frame buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53040
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Peng, Lei
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
burning classification system follows GB8624-2012 Classification for burning behavior of building
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Peng, Lei
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
32 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Codes
Canada
ISO
Fire protection
Standards
Language
English
Abstract
It can be observed from this review that most fire safety provisions are similar in nature, whether the Chinese, Canadian or American provisions are applied. However, the Chinese code seems to be slightly more restrictive than the North American building codes with respect to wood-use allowances.
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Surface burning characteristics of glulam decking

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39806
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service.
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Fire
Testing
Decking
Building materials
Series Number
301007969
E-4860
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
The key objective of this study was to evaluate the surface burning characteristics (flame spread rating) of glued-laminated timber (glulam) decking in accordance with CAN/ULC S102 test method [1]. This is part of a test series aimed at evaluating the flame spread rating of mass timber components, such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and structural composite lumber (SCL). More specifically, this study is solely focused on mass timber assemblies that are thick enough to be treated theoretically as semi-infinite solids (thermally thick solids) as opposed to thermally-thin, which is typical of traditional combustible finish products. The tested specimen in this series meets the provisions related to “heavy timber construction”, per paragraph 3.1.4.7 of Division B of the National Building Code of Canada.
FLAMMABILITY
Glulam
Decking
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Use of geosynthetics for culvert foundation reinforcement

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44159
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Culverts
Road construction
Building materials
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.21
Language
English
Abstract
In this study, FPInnovations observed and documented the use of a geogrid and woven geotextile as a culvert foundation improvement method on a resource road built in Ontario. Following the installation, annual culvert elevation surveys and culvert end angle measurements have been conducted by FPInnovations as a means in which to evaluate the effectiveness of the foundation improvement method. Following three years of re-measurements, the use of the geogrid and woven geotextile have not shown to improve the culvert foundations at this site. FPInnovations will continue to monitor the site and will use the knowledge gained to provide recommendations for culvert foundation improvement designs.
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