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It provides guidance on the design of timber buildings for fire safety, developed within the global network Fire Safe Use of Wood (FSUW) and with reference to Eurocode 5 and other international codes. It introduces the behaviour of fires in timber buildings and describes strategies for providing safety if unwanted fires occur. It provides guidance on building design to prevent any fires from spreading while maintaining the load-bearing capacity of structural timber elements, connections and compartmentation. Also included is information on the reaction-to-fire of wood products according to different classification systems, as well as active measures of fire protection, and quality of workmanship and inspection as means of fulfilling fire safety objectives.

  • Presents global guidance on fire safety in timber buildings
  • Provides a wide perspective, covering the whole field of fire safety design
  • Uses the latest scientific knowledge, based on recent analytical and experimental research results
  • Gives practical examples illustrating the importance of good detailing in building design

Fire Safe Use of Wood in Buildings is ideal for all involved in the fire safety of buildings, including architects, engineers, firefighters, educators, regulatory authorities, insurance companies and professionals in the building industry.

chapter Chapter 1|32 pages

Timber structures and wood products

ByChristian Dagenais, Alar Just, Birgit Östman
Size: 8.43 MB

chapter Chapter 2|30 pages

Fire safety in timber buildings

ByAndrew Buchanan, Andrew Dunn, Alar Just, Michael Klippel, Cristian Maluk, Birgit Östman, Colleen Wade
Size: 1.87 MB

chapter Chapter 3|54 pages

Fire dynamics

ByColleen Wade, Christian Dagenais, Michael Klippel, Esko Mikkola, Norman Werther
Size: 3.60 MB

chapter Chapter 4|36 pages

Fire safety requirements in different regions

ByBirgit Östman, David Barber, Christian Dagenais, Andrew Dunn, Koji Kagiya, Esko Mikkola, Peifang Qiu, Boris Serkov, Colleen Wade
Size: 1.65 MB

chapter Chapter 5|40 pages

Reaction to fire performance

ByMarc Janssens, Birgit Östman
Size: 0.79 MB

chapter Chapter 6|34 pages

Fire-separating assemblies

ByNorman Werther, Christian Dagenais, Alar Just, Colleen Wade
Size: 3.17 MB

chapter Chapter 7|50 pages

Load-bearing timber structures

ByAlar Just, Anthony Abu, David Barber, Christian Dagenais, Michael Klippel, Martin Milner
Size: 1.89 MB

chapter Chapter 8|40 pages

Timber connections

ByDavid Barber, Anthony Abu, Andrew Buchanan, Christian Dagenais, Michael Klippel
Size: 7.35 MB

chapter Chapter 9|28 pages

Prevention of fire spread within structures

ByEsko Mikkola, Andrew Buchanan, Birgit Östman, Dennis Pau, Lindsay Ranger, Norman Werther
Size: 1.46 MB

chapter Chapter 10|24 pages

Active fire protection by sprinklers

ByBirgit Östman, David Barber, Christian Dagenais, Andrew Dunn, Kevin Frank, Michael Klippel, Esko Mikkola
Size: 1.96 MB

chapter Chapter 11|24 pages

Performance-based design and risk assessment

ByPaul England, David Barber, Daniel Brandon, Christian Dagenais, Gianluca De Sanctis, Michael Klippel, Dennis Pau, Colleen Wade
Size: 0.52 MB

chapter Chapter 12|14 pages

Robustness in fire

ByMichael Klippel, Andrea Frangi, Robert Jockwer, Joachim Schmid, Konstantinos Voulpiotis, Colleen Wade
Size: 1.62 MB

chapter Chapter 13|24 pages

Building execution and control

ByAndrew Dunn, Ed Claridge, Esko Mikkola, Martin Milner, Birgit Östman
Size: 2.14 MB

chapter Chapter 14|34 pages

Firefighting considerations for timber buildings

ByEd Claridge, Christian Dagenais, Andrew Dunn, Claudius Hammann, Kamila Kempna, Martin Milner, Jan Smolka
Size: 4.83 MB