Solutions for mid-rise wood construction: second apartment fire test with encapsulated lightweight wood frame construction (Report to Research Consortium for wood and wood-hybrid mid-rise buildings)

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleClient report; no. A1-004620.1
Physical description85 p.
SubjectWood frame; Wood construction; Mid-rise; Fire test
AbstractThe acceptable solutions provided in the 2010 National Building Code (NBC) Division B [1] limits the use of combustible (wood) construction based on building height. For example, for Group C (Residential), Group D (Business and Personal Services) and Group E (Mercantile) occupancies, combustible construction can be used up to 4 storeys, and up to 2 storeys for Group A – Division 2 (Assembly) occupancies. In addition to the building height limitation, there are also building area limitations in the 2010 NBC for the use of combustible construction for these occupancies. For buildings that exceed the height and area requirements for combustible construction, the prescriptive requirements in the 2010 NBC require that noncombustible construction be used for the primary structural elements.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberRR-355
NPARC number21274557
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Record identifier79808c4b-a575-4de8-8948-047f79a32f7a
Record created2015-03-17
Record modified2016-10-03
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