The intersection of the exterior wall and the floor assembly provides a number of different paths for vertical fire spread in buildings, says Tony Crimi in “The Leap-frog Effect,” one of four articles in the “Fire Safety Strategies” e-book.
Recent high-rise fires around the world have shown professionals must be vigilant against potential fire hazards. The Construction Specifier’s series of sponsored e-books continues with a multifaceted look at fire behavior in buildings and designing for occupant safety.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has released findings from research conducted to support the development of a calculation methodology for determining the U-factors and R-values for wall assemblies containing cold-formed steel.
In 2015, The United States experienced 113,500 nonresidential structure fires (the latest year for which data on this are available), resulting in 80 civilian deaths and $3.1 billion in property damage.