Solutions for mid-rise wood construction : intermediate-scale furnace tests with encapsulation materials (Report to research consortium for wood and wood-hybrid mid-rise buildings)

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleClient Report; no. A1-100035-01.2
Physical description82 p.
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 of Canada
AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberRR-364
NPARC number21274578
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Record created2015-03-18
Record modified2016-10-03
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