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Fire safety design for non-residential buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42024
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2001
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2001
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Safety
Residential construction
Design
Series Number
General Revenue No. 43
E-3528
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Non-residential buildings
Fire safety design
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Fire safety design for non-residential buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42110
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2002
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2002
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Safety
Residential construction
Design
Series Number
General Revenue 2400
E-3637
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
The wood products industry wants to expand its market share in non-residential buildings. This is a challenging goal because building codes exhibit a bias against the use of wood products, particularly in the construction of non-residential buildings. The move towards adoption of performance-based building codes offers the promise of eliminating such biases. However, in order to be prepared for the introduction of performance-based codes, architects, engineers and building code officials have pointed out the need for engineering tools to assess the fire performance of buildings. This five-year project was initiated to develop fire-safety design tools for non-residential wood-frame buildings, and to foster development and delivery of educational programs to train students and practitioners in performance-based fire-safety design. In order to achieve these goals an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering was established at Carleton University in March of 2001. This report summarises the progress towards these goals made by the Chair in his first year of tenure.
Non-residential buildings
Fire safety design
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Fire safety design for non-residential buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42202
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2003
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2003
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Safety
Residential construction
Design
Series Number
General Revenue 2400
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
The wood products industry wants to expand its market share in non-residential buildings. This is a challenging goal because building codes exhibit a bias against the use of wood products, particularly in the construction of non-residential buildings. The move towards adoption of performance-based building codes offers the promise of eliminating such biases. However, in order to be prepared for the introduction of performance-based codes, architects, engineers and building code officials have pointed out the need for engineering tools to assess the fire performance of buildings. This five-year project was initiated to develop fire-safety design tools for non-residential wood-frame buildings, and to foster development and delivery of educational programs to train students and practitioners in performance-based fire-safety design. In order to achieve these goals an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering was established at Carleton University in March of 2001. This report summarises the progress towards these goals made by the Chair in the first two years of his tenure.
Non-residential buildings
Fire safety design
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Fire safety design for non-residential buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub38931
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Contributor
Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Safety
Residential construction
Design
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 1
2400
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
In the non-residential sector, prescriptive building codes often demand a higher level of fire safety be built into wood-frame buildings than into buildings of non-combustible construction. The extra cost associated with providing this higher level of safety can make wood-frame buildings less economical to build. Even when building code requirements and economics are not impediments, concerns about fire safety often cause designers or insurers to avoid the use of wood. This makes it challenging for the wood industry to capture a larger share of the non-residential market. Performance-based fire-safety design offers the promise of eliminating the inequitable treatment of wood present in prescriptive codes. Consequently Forintek has taken steps to develop the requisite engineering tools required to undertake performance-based design. With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and from Forintek, an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering was created at Carleton University in 2001 with Prof. George Hadjisophocleous as the Chair holder. Since that time, Forintek has engaged in active collaboration with the Chair in delivering his research program, and in educating students and practitioners capable of undertaking or approving performance-based design. The Chair, Prof. George Hadjisophocleous, has just completed the last year of his five-year term. The product of his research has been the development of CUrisk, a computer model for evaluating the risk from fires in three- and four-storey wood-frame commercial buildings. It is a comprehensive system model that treats the building as a system complete with fire protection systems, building characteristics, occupant characteristics and inherent functions. CUrisk assesses the impact of fires on both life safety and property protection, and enables comparison of the costs and benefits of various design options. With support from Forintek scientists, the Chair has also set up a strong educational program in fire safety engineering. A Short Course Series for practising engineers has been introduced with the fourth Short Course to be offered in May 2006. Six post-graduate courses are offered regularly on campus and across the country by internet. An Advisory Council has prepared a proposal for creation of a Graduate Level Program in Fire Safety Engineering by 2007. The Chair has also leveraged support from Forintek and others to attract additional research funding and resources to Carleton University. Most notably, he has leveraged funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Innovation Trust to have a $10 million Fire Research Facility constructed for Carleton University. The experimental data obtained from tests carried out in this Facility will be used to develop new and validate existing computer models to evaluate fire safety levels in buildings. In order to introduce further refinements in CUrisk and to market its use within the design community, Forintek and NSERC have recently agreed to extend the Chair’s for a second five-year term. By supporting development of the requisite design tools, such as CUrisk, and the training of engineers in their use, the wood industry can expect to capture a larger share of the non-residential market.
Non-residential buildings
Fire safety design
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Fire modelling : full-scale test of a localized fire in houses. Part 1 : Reviewed NRC commission tests

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39430
Author
Lu, Ling
Date
January 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lu, Ling
Date
January 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Fire
Building construction
Residential construction
Series Number
Project No. CFS 3.22
Transformative Technologies Program
E-4782
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Fire Modelling
Full-scale tests
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Fire modelling : full-scale test of a localized fire in houses. Part 2 : Test set up

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39431
Author
Lu, Ling
Date
January 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lu, Ling
Date
January 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Fire
Building construction
Residential construction
Series Number
Project No. CFS 3.22
Transformative Technologies Program
E-4783
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Fire Modelling
Full-scale tests
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Projet de démonstration RNCan : Édifice Tétra

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42492
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
July 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
July 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood
Utilization
Transfer
Residential construction
Series Number
Service canadien des forêts no FRII 3.01
Project no.201004679
E-4793
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Non residential construction
Wood utilization
Environmental impact assessment
Technology transfer
Full-scale tests
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Projet de démonstration RNCan : Édifice Complan

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42493
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
July 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Date
July 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood
Utilization
Transfer
Residential construction
Series Number
Service canadien des forêts no FRII 3.01
E-4798
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Non residential construction
Wood utilization
Environmental impact assessment
Technology transfer
Full-scale tests
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Projet de démonstration RNCan : Édifice GSK

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42491
Author
Lajoie, Kim
Date
September 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lajoie, Kim
Date
September 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood
Utilization
Transfer
Quebec
Residential construction
Series Number
Service canadien des forêts no FRII 3.01
Project no.201004679
E-4790
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Non residential construction
Wood utilization
Environmental impact assessment
Technology transfer
Full-scale tests
Abstract
Par l’entremise du programme de relance économique du Canada de 2009, le gouvernement fédéral vise à financer des projets de démonstration à grande échelle de l’utilisation innovante de produits du bois dans la construction non résidentielle (telles que la construction d’écoles, de résidences supervisées, de commerces de détail). Ces projets de démonstration mettront en évidence les utilisations innovatrices du bois dans les applications non résidentielles ainsi qu’un accent sur les bénéfices environnementaux de l’utilisation du bois, ce qui facilitera le développement et l’expansion des marchés qui sont de plus en plus sensibles aux considérations environnementales. La démonstration de la faisabilité de ces projets servira d’étude de cas réels permettant d’effectuer un transfert technologique aux professionnels tels que les architectes et les ingénieurs impliqués dans la construction de bâtiments non résidentiels en bois.
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Construction d'habitations en bois de 5 ou 6 étages

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42914
Author
FPInnovations
Date
January 2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
FPInnovations
Date
January 2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
77 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Test methods
Building construction
Residential construction
Quebec
Location
Montréal, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Building construction - Design
Wood structures
LAMINATED WOOD
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