Fire spread mitigation for closely-spaced houses

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ConferenceProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science: 18 September 2005, Beijing
Subjecthouses, exterior walls, fire spread, spatial separation, ignition
AbstractSpatial separation is one of the measures to reduce the potential for fire spread between neighbouring buildings and subsequent fire development to conflagration. With rising land and infrastructure costs, there is increasing pressure to allow new houses to be built closer together. While most code requirements and recommended practices of exterior wall construction are still based on fire studies involving cellulosic fuels, building contents have changed with increased amount of non-cellulosic materials.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47648
NPARC number20378239
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