Chapter 8: Fire Performance Of Cross-Laminated Timber Assemblies – Revised Edition

Cross-laminated timber (CLT), a relatively new building system of interest in the North American construction sector, is helping to define a new class of massive timber products. CLT is a promising wood-based structural component and has great potential to provide cost-effective building solutions for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings as well as large industrial facilities. Acceptance of CLT construction into the Canadian regulatory environment necessitates compliance with the fire-related provisions of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), among other regulations. Extensive fire testing has demonstrated the ability of CLT to provide reliable fire-resistance ratings up to 3 hours when tested under full loading…

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