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BIM-Based Code Compliance Checking for Fire Safety in Timber Buildings: A Comparison of Existing Tools

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2110
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Fire
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Mass Timber in High-Rise Buildings: Modular Design and Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2390
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Fire
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Dorrah, Dalia
Publisher
Sidewalk Labs Toronto
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Fire
Keywords
Modularization
Fire Safety
Construction Risks
Case Study
Modular Construction
Challenges
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The costs of mass timber may be higher, but the added premium on their prices make them economically feasible. Beyond the economics, mass timber structures present a unique opportunity to develop and test the resiliency of the owner organization and its capacity to innovate. A collective effort to strengthen the supply chain in Ontario (especially the manufacturing stage) is one of the key tools to reduce costs. Having a dedicated fire consulting firm and the early engagement of regulatory bodies and consecrators are some of the key means to control risks in this domain. Earlier projects relied on covering/insulating mass timber sections to achieve the required fire requirements. Increasingly, charring is becoming an acceptable means for fire protection. Using Integrated Project Delivery system (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) can provide the contractual and technical platforms to boost coordination and promote collaborative design and construction.
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Free
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A New Approach to Classify the Degree of Combustibility of Materials

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2257
Topic
Fire
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
General Application
Organization
Université Laval
Country of Publication
Canada
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
General Application
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Fire Safety
Combustion Properties
Heat Flux
Numerical Modeling
Cone Calorimeter Testing
Flame Spread
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Christian Dagenais at Université Laval
Summary
The use of materials in a building is traditionally determined from its combustibility (via ULC S114 or ULC S135) and by its flame propagation index (via ULC S102). The ULC S102 Flame Spread Test, developed in 1943, has historically reduced risk through its method of classifying materials. However, this test does not provide quantitative information on the combustion properties of materials, such as heat flow. The latter is one of the most important variables in the development of a fire. Thus, a new approach would be preferable in order to review the classification of materials according to ULC S102 and ULC S135 (cone calorimeter). The objective of this project is to develop a new approach to classifying materials based on cone calorimeter test results. These results can subsequently be used in numerical modeling as part of a fire safety engineering design. A significant amount of cone calorimeter (ULC S135) testing of materials currently evaluated according to ULC S102 will be required.
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Performance-Based Approach to Support Tall and Large Wood Buildings: Fire and Seismic Performance

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1982
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Design and Systems
Fire
Seismic
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chen, Zhiyong
Popovski, Marjan
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Fire
Seismic
Keywords
Performance Based Design
National Building Code of Canada
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The objective of the current project is to develop a performance-based design process for wood-based design systems that would meet the objectives and functional statements set forth in the National Building Code of Canada. More specifically, this report discusses the fire and seismic performance of buildings, as identified as a priority in a previous FPInnovations report (Dagenais, C. (2016). Development of Performance Criteria for Wood-Based Building Systems).
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Free
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Predicting Fire Resistance Ratings of Timber Structures Using Artificial Neural Networks

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2383
Year of Publication
2020
Topic
Fire
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Floors
Author
Tung, Pham Thanh
Hung, Pham Thanh
Publisher
National University of Civil Engineering
Year of Publication
2020
Country of Publication
Vietnam
Format
Journal Article
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Floors
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Artificial Neural Network
Fire Resistance
Sensitivity Analysis
Wooden Floor Assembly
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering
Online Access
Free
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A Review of Factors Affecting the Burning Behaviour of Wood for Application to Tall Timber Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2504
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Fire
Design and Systems
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Author
Bartlett, Alastair
Hadden, Rory
Bisby, Luke
Publisher
Springer
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Topic
Fire
Design and Systems
Keywords
Pyrolysis
Charring
Fire Safety Engineering
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Fire Technology
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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Risk Analysis and Alternative Solution for Three- and Four-Storey Schools of Mass Timber and/or Wood-Frame Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2374
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Market and Adoption
Fire
Material
Timber (unspecified)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Other Materials
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Organization
GHL Consultants Ltd.
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Timber (unspecified)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Other Materials
Application
Wood Building Systems
General Application
Topic
Design and Systems
Market and Adoption
Fire
Keywords
Building Code
Education
School Buildings
Multi-Storey
Fire Test
Fire Safety
Technical Risk
Process Risk
Mass Timber
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This report explores the building code related considerations of wood construction for school buildings that are up to four storeys in height. Though wood construction offers a viable structural material option for these buildings, the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC 2018) currently limits schools comprised of wood construction to a maximum of two storeys. Three- and four-storey schools and larger floor areas in wood construction require an Alternative Solution. The report identifies key fire safety features offered by combustible construction materials including tested and currently widely available engineered mass timber products, such as glued-laminated timber and cross-laminated timber. A risk analysis identifies the risk areas defined by the objectives of the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC 2018) and evaluates the level of performance of the Building Code solutions for assembly occupancies vis-à-vis the level of performance offered by the proposed schools up to four storeys in building height. As land values continue to rise, particularly in higher-density urban environments, schools with smaller footprints will become increasingly more necessary to satisfy enrollment demands. There are currently a number of planned new school projects throughout British Columbia that anticipate requiring either three-or four-storey buildings, and it is forecasted that the demand for school buildings of this size will continue to rise. This report is closely related to the study Design Options for Three-and Four-Storey Wood School Buildings in British Columbia, which illustrates the range of possible timber construction approaches for school buildings that are up to four storeys in height.
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Free
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Solid Wood: Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2097
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Fire
Design and Systems
Environmental Impact
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Mayo, Joseph
Publisher
Routledge
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Book
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Fire
Design and Systems
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Fire Safety
Architecture
Codes
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
ISBN
9780415725293
Online Access
Payment Required
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Solutions for Upper Mid-Rise and High-Rise Mass Timber Construction: Fire Resistance of Mass Timber Laminated Elements

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2088
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Fire
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Walls
Floors
Wood Building Systems
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Bénichou, Noureddine
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Walls
Floors
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Fire Resistance
Mid-Rise
High-Rise
Charring
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This project assesses the fire resistance of laminated timber structural systems as wall and floor assemblies. Full-scale tests were conducted to assess structural fire resistance and charring behaviour. This research could be used to expand current fire design provisions and support inclusion of these types of assemblies into Annex B of CSA O86.
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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Solutions for Upper Mid-Rise and High-Rise Mass Timber Construction: Infrared Imaging for Fire Risks

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2090
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Fire
Site Construction Management
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Wood Building Systems

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