FPInnovations is involved in a large research project regarding CLT construction. One objective
of this research is the creation of a design methodology for calculating the fire-resistance of CLT
assemblies/construction. This methodology will foster the design of fire-safe buildings of wood
or hybrid construction. In order to establish such calculation methods, a series of experimental
tests has been undertaken. A total of eight full-scale CLT fire resistance tests have been
conducted at the NRC fire laboratory where the panels were subject to the standard ULC S101
 fire exposure. The series consisted of three wall and five floor tests. Each test was unique
using panels with a different number of plies and varying thicknesses. Some of the assemblies
were protected using CGC Sheetrock® FireCode® Core Type X gypsum board while others
were left unprotected.
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
April 13-15, 2012, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Arts and Media building was completed in 2011 and consists of three seismically separate complexes. This research focussed on the Arts building as it showcases the use of coupled post-tensioned timber shear walls. These are part of the innovative Expan system...
Advanced wood building systems form a significant market opportunity for use of wood in taller and larger buildings, which are currently required to be of non-combustible construction in accordance with the provisions set forth in Part 3 of Division B of the...