The Re-Imagining Wood Challenge: How can the natural attributes of wood commonly seen as disadvantages be re-imagined as assets to create novel, sustainable products?
Project Type: Public
Flammability as Fire Protection
Wood structures are often perceived as being vulnerable to damage by fire. However, due to the process of turning the exterior of timbers to insulating charred material, large members often survive quite well in structure fires. This allows the building to stand longer, facilitating escape, rescue, and salvage of the structure or at least the materials.
The problem is that this is not well understood or incorporated into building codes. This project aims to collect available knowledge about performance of large timbers in fires, outline research areas, and provide for sharing of resources with building officials.[starrater tpl=44 size=’30’]
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