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Advanced wood-based solutions for mid-rise and high-rise construction: exit fire separations in mid-rise Wood buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49853
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
: Exit Fire Separations in Mid-Rise Wood Buildings March 31, 2018 Lindsay Ranger, P.Eng, M.A.Sc
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
91 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Wood
Fire
Building code
Residential construction
Language
English
Abstract
In 2015, the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) [1] adopted prescriptive provisions to allow the construction of mid-rise (5- and 6-storey) buildings using combustible construction. These types of buildings were already permitted under the British Columbia Building Code, as of 2009 [2]. In2014 the Province of Ontario filed an amendment to also allow mid-rise wood buildings, however, it required that the exit fire separations be built using noncombustible construction having a fire resistance rating (FRR) of not less than 1.5-hr, which was an increase from the 1-hr requirement in the NBCC. The Québec Construction Code has also filed amendments to allow mid-rise wood construction and also limits exit stairwells to use noncombustible construction.
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Advanced wood-based solutions for mid-rise and high-rise construction: Mid-rise wood exit shaft demonstration fire test report

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49832
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Bénichou, Noureddine
Date
April 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
: Mid-Rise Wood Exit Shaft Demonstration Fire Test Report April 2018 By: Lindsay Ranger, P.Eng
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
BĂ©nichou, Noureddine
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
April 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
48 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Wood
Fire
Building code
Residential construction
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations conducted a research project to study the construction of mid-rise wood exit shafts in Ontario and Québec. The scope of the project included an investigation into the concerns that have been raised in regards to the use of wood exits in mid-rise buildings, an analysis of recent Canadian fire statistics in residential multi-family structures, and a fire demonstration of a mass timber wall and supported light-frame floor. This report describes the fire demonstration completed as part of this project; this report acts as a supplement to the full project report.
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Advanced wood-based solutions for mid-rise and high-rise construction: modelling of timber connections under force and fire

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49851
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Connections under Force and Fire Date: March 2018 By: Zhiyong Chen, Ph.D., P.Eng., Scientist, Advanced
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
85 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber
Fire
Performance
Timber
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations carried out a survey with consultants and researchers on the use of analytical models and software packages related to the analysis and design of mass timber buildings. The responses confirmed that a lack of suitable models and related information for material properties of timber connections, in particular under combination of various types of loads and fire, was creating an impediment to the design and construction of this type of buildings. Furthermore, there is currently a lack of computer models for use in performance-based design for wood buildings, in particular, seismic and fire performance-based design. In this study, a sophisticated constitutive model for wood-based composite material under stress and temperature was developed. This constitutive model was programmed into a user-subroutine and can be added to most general-purpose finite element software. The developed model was used to model the structural performance of a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) beam and a glulam bolted connection under force and/or fire. Compared with the test results, it shows that the developed model was capable of simulating the mechanical behaviour of LVL beam and glulam connection under load and/or fire with fairly good correlation. With this model, it will allow structural designers to obtain the load-displacement curve of timber connections under force, fire or combination of the two. With this, key design parameters such as capacity, stiffness, displacement and ductility, which are required for seismic or fire design, can be obtained. It is recommended that further verification and calibration of the model be conducted on various types of wood products, such as CLT, glulam, SCL and NLT, and fasteners, e.g. screw and rivet. Moreover, a database of the thermal and structural properties of the wood members and fasteners that are commonly used in timber constructions need to be developed to support and facilitate the application of the model.
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Fire behaviour in mulch fuel beds: observations from experimental fires at Pelican Mountain

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7663
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Price, Louis
Date
October 2018
Edition
52659
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Fire Behaviour in Mulch Fuel Beds: Observations from Experimental Fires at Pelican Mountain
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Price, Louis
Date
October 2018
Edition
52659
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Behavior
Mulch
Vegetation
Wildfires
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.43
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations collaborated with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and other research agencies to conduct two experimental fires in mulched fuels under very high fire hazard conditions. This study documented fire behaviour and compared it to other experimental fires in mulch fuel beds at other independent study sites. Documentation of fire behaviour in this novel fuel type can inform wildfire managers of potential fire behaviour and suppression challenges.
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Fire performance of firestops, penetrations, and fire doors in mass timber assemblies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7664
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Lum, Conroy
Thomas, Tony
Date
August 2018
Edition
52664
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Sustainable Construction
Thomas FIRE PERFORMANCE OF FIRESTOPS, PENETRATIONS, AND FIRE DOORS IN MASS TIMBER ASSEMBLIES
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Lum, Conroy
Thomas, Tony
Date
August 2018
Edition
52664
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
29 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Fire
Doors
Timber
Resistance
Laminate product
Series Number
WCTE ; 2018
Language
English
Abstract
Presentation at the 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2018) held August 20 - 23, 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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Infrared hotspot prototype construction, testing and evaluation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7509
Author
Campbell, Roy
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Badcock, Jamie
Ackerman, Mark
Date
April 2018
Edition
49825
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Campbell, Roy
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Badcock, Jamie
Ackerman, Mark
Date
April 2018
Edition
49825
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Prototypes
Testing
Scanning
Wildfires
Forest fires
Fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2018 n. 9
Language
English
Abstract
Innovation in hotspot target equipment used for Infrared (IR) testing reduces risks and logistical challenges. This InfoNote describes the development of a new hotspot prototype for use at the IR grid in Hinton, Alberta.
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