Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction

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Year of Publication
2016
Topic
General Information
Material
Solid-sawn Heavy Timber
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Heitz, Jesse
Publisher
Springer, Cham
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Format
Book/Guide
Material
Solid-sawn Heavy Timber
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
General Information
Keywords
Historical Fire Performance
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
ISBN
978-3-319-32128-8
Summary
This volume presents a history of heavy timber construction (HTC) in the United States, chronicling nearly two centuries of building history, from inception to a detailed evaluation of one of the best surviving examples of the type, with an emphasis on fire resistance. The book does not limit itself in scope to serving only as a common history. Rather, it provides critical analysis of HTC in terms of construction methods, design, technical specifications, and historical performance under fire conditions. As such, this book provides readers with a truly comprehensive understanding and exploration of heavy timber construction in the United States and its performance under fire conditions.
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