Tag Archives: fire

Fire Marshals and Fire Chiefs oppose tall wood code changes

September 28, 2018

NCMA eNews September 27, 2018 The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has released a position opposing the pending building code changes to allow taller wood construction. The proposed changes would increase height, area, and story allowances for tall wood buildings based in part on “professional judgment.” The State Fire Marshals have called for…
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NCMA Solutions Center: TEK 7-6A, Steel column fire protection

August 31, 2018

NCMA eNews August 30, 2018 How do I determine the necessary amount of concrete masonry protection for steel columns for fire protection purposes? It depends on the type and size of column, and the fire rating required. See NCMA TEK 7-6A, Steel Column Fire Protection, for details on that calculation.
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OP-ED: Is cross-laminated timber safe?

August 31, 2018

NCMA eNews August 30, 2018 A recent op-ed asks the question ‘Is cross-laminated timber safe?”. Written by Paul Hargest, president of the Canadian Concrete Masonry Products Association, this piece points out recent issues with cross-laminated timber (CLT) used on projects, as well as ongoing questions with this new material and concerns over lack of research.…
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International Association of Fire Chiefs opposes CLT code changes

August 24, 2018

From NCMA eNews August 16, 2018 The International Association of Fire Chiefs, the association that represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide, recently adopted a position to oppose proposed changes to the International Building Code to allow 18-story CLT construction. Their position comes after a thorough review of the code changes, which concluded…
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