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In a fire, the char forms on mass timber at a predictable rate, slowing combustion, while retaining strength and allowing time to evacuate the building. | Photo: Arup
Modern building codes take fire safety and protection seriously. All building materials experience negative impacts from exposure to fire: steel buckles, concrete spalls and wood burns. Wood-framed structures have served the needs of society since the 1700s—from single- family homes, to larger, multi-story apartment buildings, townhouses, commercial and industrial properties.
Mass timber products such as CLT, nail-laminated timber (NLT), dowel-laminated timber (DLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam) offer inherent fire-resistance characteristics that are critical in structural applications.
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