Fire resistance of gypsum board wall assemblies

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 2
Physical description4 p.
AbstractWhole assemblies were tested to assess the effects of various combinations and permutations of materials and their configuration on fire performance. Does the type, density and thickness of gypsum board matter? What role does insulation play in all this? Well, one of the startling insights gained is that when rock fibre was tightly packed between the studs in non-load-bearing-walls, it provides a 60% better fire rating than when it was loosely installed. Such seemingly insignificant detail for such great benefit. A pre-requisite for the assemblies tested was that they meet STC (acoustical) criteria.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Résistance au feu des cloisons en plaques de plâtre
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number40625
NPARC number20328356
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Record identifier43daff2f-068f-499f-bd54-1342d275cc97
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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