Fire spread via exterior walls of buildings

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ConferenceProceedings of the 4th Conference on Building Science and Technology: 18 February 1988, Toronto, ON, Canada
Pages112; # of pages: 12
Subjectfire spread; balconies; sunshades; verticality; horizontality; external walls; fire-spread mechanisms; exterior architectural designs - effects; tests - full-scale vertical channel; steiner tunnel; fire performance; Walls
AbstractThe research program on exterior-wall fires at the National Research Council is described. The program includes studies on all major exterior fire-spread mechanisms, both upward and to adjacent buildings. Tests which were conducted to determine the effects of exterior architectural designs on fire spread are described first. Studies of upward fire spread characteristics on combustible exterior walls are then described. A full-scale fire test to assess the fire- spread potential to a neighbouring wall at 1.8 m away is also described. Future research plans are also discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number28918
NPARC number20375902
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