Final Report of Fire Testing Completed.
Five full-scale fire tests were conducted to observe the performance of a two-level apartment style structure constructed of mass timber. The final report of the “Compartment Fire Testing of a Two- Story Mass Timber Building” is complete and posted. Click here for the full report. Click here for the abbreviated version (without appendices).
The ICC Board approved the creation of the ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings with the scope being to investigate the feasibility of and take action on developing code changes for tall wood buildings.
This will be a multi-year effort. Three – four meetings are planned each year. The in-person meetings will be supported by numerous Work Group conference calls (see below). The objective will be the submission of code changes for the 2018 Group A Cycle (IBC) in January/2018.
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