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Advancing knowledge of mid-ply shear walls. Mid-ply shear wall fire resistance testing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8306
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
41 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Design
Fire
Fire protection
Midply
Midply walls
Shear walls
Walls
Series Number
Technical Report TR 2021 No.78
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this research is to address a knowledge gap related to fire performance of midply shear walls. Testing has already been done to establish the structural performance of these assemblies. To ensure their safe implementation and their broad acceptance, this project will establish fire resistance ratings for midply shear walls. Fire tests will provide information for the development of design considerations for midply shear walls and confirm that they can achieve at least 1-hour fire-resistance ratings that are required for use in mid-rise buildings.
This research will support greater adoption of mid-rise residential and non-residential wood-frame construction and improve competition with similar buildings of noncombustible construction. This work will also support the development of the APA system report for midply walls, which will be a design guideline for using midply walls in North America.
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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
approach to fire protection design based on: 1) agreed upon fire safety goals and objectives, 2
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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Survival zones for wildland firefighters: a case study at Vine Creek in Jasper National Park

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19862
Author
Baxter, Greg
Thomasson, Jim
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Thomasson, Jim
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire
Fire protection
Heat
Protection
Temperature
Topography
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.13
Language
English
Abstract
Data was collected within a burned out area on a steep mountain slope as part of FPInnovations’s Survival Zone project. The fire was a prescribed burn carried out by Parks Canada in Jasper National Park. The data collected shows that in this one instance, that temperatures and heat flux values fell within survivable range for firefighters wearing PPE. This report does not condone firefighters above a fire on a steep slope, but rather this PB was used as a data collecting opportunity.
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