Fire and steel stud walls : stud spacing and type of insulation are just two of the factors that will affect how long a typical residential loadbearing steel stud wall assembly can last in a fire

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Consulting Engineer
Volume43
IssueMay 3
Pages2930; # of pages: 2
SubjectFire
AbstractSteel framing has been widely used in residential buildings in recent years. Loadbearing steel and wall assemblies form part of steel framing and are often used as party walls in townhouses and as party and corridor walls in multi-unit low-rise construction. Consequently, in Canada, they are required to meet fire resistance requirements.Because there is very limited information on the fire resistance of load-bearing steel and wall assemblies in the literature and in building codes, the National Research Council of Canada's Institute for Research in Construction conducted a series of fire resistance experiments on full-scale wall assemblies in an attempt to generate data. The tests were part of a major collaborative research project initiated with nine industry partners to develop fire resistance ratings for these and various other types of wall assemblies.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number45662
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NPARC number20378823
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