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Edited by Andrew Buchanan, PTL Structural Consultants, New Zealand and Birgit Östman, Linnaeus University, Sweden
This Open Access book is the first set of global guidelines for fire safe timber structures and wood products in buildings, developed by the Fire Safe Use of Wood global network. It is based on best current scientific knowledge, current codes and standards such as the Fire Part of Eurocode 5, and practical guidance. It provides details on separating, and on the load-bearing functions of timber structures, with information on the reaction to fire of timber and the performance of wood products according to different classification systems, with practical examples stressing the importance proper detailing in building design, active fire protection, and quality workmanship and inspection.
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