This project will develop performance-based fire-resistant design provisions for the complete floor system consisting of composite floors, SpeedCore walls, and wall-to-floor connections. The design provisions will consider both standard and design fire scenarios and develop design methods that … [Read more...] about Composite Floor-to-SpeedCore Wall Systems: Performance-Based Fire Resistance and Design
Introduction to Performance-Based Structural Fire Design for Authority Having Jurisdiction Officials
This project will develop educational / training materials to introduce AHJ to the topic of performance-based structural fire design (PBSFD). These materials will assist AHJ to gain an understanding of the goals, objectives, fire scenarios, thermal and structural analyses for PBSFD. After completing … [Read more...] about Introduction to Performance-Based Structural Fire Design for Authority Having Jurisdiction Officials
This project was developed to demonstrate the proper execution and potential benefits of performance-based structural fire design (PBSFD) for structural fire protection as an alternative to the traditional prescriptive method. This project includes the analysis of four regionally diverse, … [Read more...] about Advancing Performance-Based Structural Fire Engineering Design in the U.S.