What is the expected fire performance of Canadian houses?

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TypeArticle
Journal titleOntario Building Officials Association Journal
IssueJune 49
Pages1718; # of pages: 2
Subjectfire codes, houses, homes, building codes, fire performance; Codes & guides; Performance of:; Housing technology
AbstractThe number of deaths occurring in Canadian houses is low. The introduction of such measures as flame spread limitations on finish materials, smoke alarms and modern wiring has made modern houses much safer than the older housing stock where the bulk of these fire deaths occur. However, a new question has arisen. Will there be sufficient safeguards to ensure that this level of fire safety will be maintained? The concern is the advent of new structural materials and innovative products that may not perform as well in fire as traditional materials.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number45010
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NPARC number20378719
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Record created2012-07-24
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