Solutions for mid-rise wood construction: apartment fire test with encapsulated cross laminated timber construction (Test APT-CLT) (Report to research consortium for wood and wood-hybrid mid-rise buildings)

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleClient Report (National Research Council Canada. Construction); no. A1-100035-01.10
Physical description104 p.
Subjectfire tests; wood construction; apartment buildings
AbstractA research project, Wood and Wood-Hybrid Midrise Buildings, was undertaken to develop information to be used as the basis for alternative/acceptable solutions for mid-rise construction using wood structural elements. As part of this project, four large-scale fire experiments were conducted to evaluate the fire performance of two forms of encapsulated combustible structural wood systems, a lightweight wood-frame (LWF) system (2 experiments [3, 4]) and a cross-laminated timber (CLT) system (1 experiment). The fourth experiment [5] involved a test structure constructed using a steel frame system described below. Each experiment involved construction of a test set-up of an unsprinklered full-size apartment unit, intended to represent a portion of a mid-rise (e.g. six-storey) building.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Construction
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NPARC number21274564
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Record created2015-03-17
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