Fire performance requirements of non-load-bearing wood-frame in-fill walls in concrete/steel hybrid buildings. Part 1 - Literature review of International Building Code

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Author
Lu, Ling
Date
July 2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lu, Ling
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service.
Date
July 2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
17 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Test methods
Walls
United States (USA)
Systems
Steel
Resistance
Hybrid
Building code
Alloy
Series Number
301006155
E-4817
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Related sections in the International Building Code (IBC) were reviewed regarding use of wood components in non-combustible buildings, and light-frame wood buildings or heavy timber buildings greater than 4-storeys in height. The highlights of this review are: a) Fire-retardant-treated (FRT) wood can be used in partitions when the required fire-resistance rating is not more than 2 hours. This includes all types and occupancy groups of Types I and II construction; b) FRT wood can be used in non-bearing exterior walls in Type I, II, III and IV construction; c) Wood components can be used in interior walls for Type III and IV construction; d) Wood components can be used in both interior and exterior walls for Type V construction. When a sprinkler system is installed according to NFPA 13 [1], it is possible to build a light-frame wood building or heavy timber building over 4-storeys according to the following provisions: a) Type IIIA 6-storey light-frame wood buildings using FRT wood for exterior walls for Occupancy group B (Business), H-4, and 5-storey light-frame wood buildings for Occupancy group F-2, H-3, I-1(Institutional), R (Residential), S-2; b) Type IIIB 5-storey light-frame wood buildings using FRT wood for exterior walls for Occupancy group R; c) Type IV (HT) 6-storeys timber buildings for Occupancy group B, F-2, H-4 and S-2; d) Type IV (HT) 5-storeys timber buildings for Occupancy group F-1, H-3, I-1, R, S-1 and U.
Non-Loadbearing
Wooden frame buildings
Walls - Fire resistance
CONCRETE
STEEL
Hybrid systems
Building codes - United States
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