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Masonry leading construction in remote Saskatchewan regions

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20, 2020 At the end of June, Saskatchewan architect Heney Klypak of Wallace Klypak Architects Ltd. was called to a remote First Nations reserve to examine fire damage in a school’s change room caused by an electrical short in a vanity light. The damage was melted plastic, scorching to the laminate and…
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Massive light-frame fire destroys waterfront apartments under construction

August 4, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJuly 30, 2020 A massive 4-alarm fire tore through a waterfront apartment complex under construction in Everett, WA Thursday, creating a raging inferno that damaged two homes up a nearby hill and partially burning an ambulance and fire truck that had responded to the scene. Gusty winds then blew the flames and burning…
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Grenfell cladding was not flagged as problem by fire engineer

July 10, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJuly 9, 2020 Covering Grenfell Tower in cladding was deemed not to pose any “particular issues or problems” by fire engineers who assessed the renovation project in 2012 ahead of the building’s refurbishment. This development was heard by the inquiry into the blaze, which restarted this week after pausing in March due to…
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What happens to mass timber glues under heat?

June 18, 2020

From the WCTE 2018 proceedings The increasing use of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels in large multi-story buildings has highlighted the structural performance of CLT in fire as a critical issue concerning life safety and serviceability. It is well-known that wood material strength decreases when exposed to elevated temperature for an extended period of time.…
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Fire losses in U.S. total 1.9% of GDP

June 12, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJune 11, 2020 According to the report Total Cost of Fire in the United States by the Fire Protection Research Foundation and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the total cost of fires in 2014 was $328.5 billion, equaling 1.9% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While direct property loss is a relatively…
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