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Fire safety design for non-residential buildings

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Auteur
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2003
Genre du document
Research report
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Auteur
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2003
Genre du document
Research report
Description physique
15 p.
Secteur
Wood Products
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Champ de recherche
Building Systems
Sujet
Safety
Residential construction
Design
Série
General Revenue 2400
Localisation
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Langue
English
Résumé
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.
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