The purpose of this study was to examine fire-related casualties, fire outcomes, and casualty behaviour for fires that occurred in residential properties, and to compare fires that occurred in buildings completely protected by sprinkler systems with those fires that occurred in buildings without any sprinkler protection.
This paper summarizes the findings from an evaluation of the historical fire protection performance of sprinkler systems in multi-level residential buildings in British Columbia (BC), with the intent of anticipating how the fire safety systems should perform in six-storey mid-rise wood-frame buildings, permitted in BC since 2009.
A large-scale fire demonstration was conducted to observe and validate the fire safety performance of a cross-laminated timber stair-elevator shaft as an alternative solution to a shaft of noncombustible construction for the now-completed 13-storey residential mass timber building project – Origine in Quebec City. The results demonstrated that the severe, high-intensity fast growing fire in the adjacent apartment had no
This Canadian Wood Council (CWC) publication was developed to assist designers in applying the fire safety requirements of the National Building Code of Canada for all buildings. This is a companion, explanatory document to the NBCC. Fire Safety Design in Buildings complements the Wood Design Manual, Wood Reference Handbook and other CWC publications, providing a comprehensive family of reference material
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