Swedish Brandsforsk has just published a report on the current knowledge of fire safety in timber structures.
Wood is a building material that in recent decades has evolved into new "technical" wood products. This has opened up the construction world to new architectural possibilities and to the current environmental objectives of using a natural and renewable material.
Wood is a combustible material that can present a challenge in terms of fire safety, particularly with regard to fire spread control, fire separations and structural stability.
Title: Fire Safety in Timber Buildings - A review of existing knowledge
Author: Carl Petterson