Fire resistance performance of lightweight floor assemblies

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ConferenceDesigning Structures for Fire Conference: 30 September 2003, Baltimore, MD
Pages203214; # of pages: 12
AbstractThis paper presents and discusses the results of 23 full-scale fire resistance test assemblies conducted in accordance with ULC-S-101 standard on wood joist, wood-I joist and steel C-joist floor systems as part of the collaborative research program on the fire and acoustical performance of floor assemblies. Parameters investigated in this study include the effects of attachment of the gypsum board to a framing or to resilient channels, insulation type, number of gypsum board layers, joist spacing, resilient channel spacing, sub-floor type and structural load on the fire resistance performance of assemblies. Temperatures throughout the systems and floor deflection were measured. Using these results, the effects of the above-mentioned parameters on the fire resistance performance of floor assemblies are discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46105
NPARC number20386290
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