Fire Performance of High-Performance Construction Materials.
Fire Performance of High-Performance Construction
Cooper, L. Y.; Dexter, R. J.; Gilvary, K. R.; Franssen,
International Association for Fire Safety Science. Fire
Safety Science. Proceedings. Fifth (5th) International
Symposium. March 3-7, 1997, Melbourne, Australia, Intl.
Assoc. for Fire Safety Science, Boston, MA, Hasemi, Y.,
Editor(s), 1347-1347 pp, 1997.
fire research; fire safety; fire science; construction
materials; ASTM E119; fire resistance; fire models;
To assure public safety and to allow for flexibility in
the use of modern high performance (HP) construction
materials it is desirable to enhance current fire
performance standards related to the construction
industry. Also, in determining the integrity of a
particular structural component design, and even in the
design process itself, it will be increasingly more
important for designers and building code officials to
use modern methods of engineering analysis for
predicting the fire performance of construction
materials and systems and for minimizing the need for
costly and burdensome furnace testing procedures. In
this regard, acceptable and reliable methods and
standards will be developed, advanced, and implemented.