Fire Safety of CLT Buildings in New Zealand and Australia

Andrew H Buchanan, Andrew Dunn, James O'Neill, Dennis Pau

Abstract


This article summarizes the design procedures for ensuring fire safety in cross laminated timber (CLT) buildings in Australia and New Zealand, with reference to the Building Codes in both countries. New Zealand and Australia are located close together geographically and have similarities in some areas of building control, but prescriptive code requirements are often very different. There is a small but growing local CLT industry, but CLT materials for large projects are imported from Europe.


Keywords


Fire, CLT, cross laminated timber, buildings, regulations, codes, Australia, New Zealand

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