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How Can We Make Buildings More Resistant to Fires?

How Can We Make Buildings More Resistant to Fires?

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) worked with the National Research Council Canada and the Fire Protection Research Foundation to test the performance of a building material called cross-laminated timber.

Over the course of eight weeks at NIST’s National Fire Research Laboratory, the team burned six identical structures to collect data such as the energy release rate, gas emissions and charring patterns.

More information on the National Institute of Standards and Technology can be found at www.nist.gov

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