Fire resistance and timber buildings

This module is a teaching aid for tutors delivering courses on the use and design of timber in engineering and architecture. There are also related materials such as information sheets, standards and other publications referenced alongside each module, which will assist both students and lecturers.

It provides an introduction to the concepts and considerations for fire resistance in timber buildings, along with the necessary regulatory requirements. Timber materials and products, building design and construction are considered, as well as building management.

This module is designed to support engineering and architecture lecturers.

Units

Each of the following units can be downloaded separately, in line with teaching requirements and course progression.

Concepts and considerations

This unit covers the following topics:
Reaction to fire and fire resistance
Smoke, fire spread and fire growth
Fire safety, fire fighting and escape routes
Compartmentation and fire doors

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Regulatory requirements

This unit covers the following topics:
History
Current legislation
Approved Document B
Relevant European and British Standards

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Timber materials and products

This unit covers the following topics:
Timber
Engineered wood products
Panel products and sheathing materials
Coating and flame retardant treatments
Certification and testing

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Building design structural beams and columns

This unit covers the following topics:
Sacrificial timber method columns and beams
Insulation method
Connections in fire
Material properties

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Construction wall and floor systems

This unit covers the following topics:
Material selection and specification
Standard details
Floors
Walls

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Management

This unit covers the following topics:
Assessment of risk
Construction stage
Installation and maintenance
End-user contributions and user awareness

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Wood Information Sheets
Case studies
Eurocode software
Wood species database
Archive
TRADA books online


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