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Characterization of fires in residential buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/fr/permalink/fpipub2614
Auteur
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2009
Édition
39208
Genre du document
Research report
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Auteur
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2009
Édition
39208
Genre du document
Research report
Description physique
4 p.
Secteur
Wood Products
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Champ de recherche
Advanced Wood Materials
Sujet
Fire
Building construction
Residential construction
Série
General Revenue
4918
Localisation
Québec, Québec
Langue
English
Résumé
Fires, Building - Tests
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Encapsulation of mass timber floor surfaces, report to Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/fr/permalink/fpipub53043
Auteur
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Bénichou, Noureddine
Date
March 2020
Genre du document
Research report
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Auteur
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Bénichou, Noureddine
Collaborateur
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2020
Genre du document
Research report
Description physique
55 p.
Secteur
Wood Products
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Champ de recherche
Building Systems
Sujet
Wood
Fire
Design
Building code
Floors
Fire tests
Residential construction
Langue
English
Résumé
Currently, mass timber building designs commonly incorporate a concrete floor topping. This can improve building accoustics by increasing the mass of the assembly, reduce floor vibration and create a smooth flat surface to install finish flooring on. The installation of concrete requires formwork, pouring and finishing the concrete and time to cure which adds to project schedules. One way to address this is to use mass timber elements that are prefabricated with concrete toppings preinstalled. Replaceing the concrete floor toppings wiht dry alternatives, such as cement board, may also reduce construction timelines, while still ensuring adequate acoustic and vibration performance. Cement board needs only to be screwed in place and can be walked on immediately after installation; this reduction in construction time may reduce overall project costs and help make wood buildings more cost competitive than other types of construction.
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Fire safety design for non-residential buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/fr/permalink/fpipub42110
Auteur
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2002
Genre du document
Research report
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Auteur
Mehaffey, J.R. (Jim)
Date
March 2002
Genre du document
Research report
Description physique
10 p.
Secteur
Wood Products
Domaine
Sustainable Construction
Champ de recherche
Building Systems
Sujet
Safety
Residential construction
Design
Série
General Revenue 2400
E-3637
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 his first year of tenure.
Non-residential buildings
Fire safety design
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