Wood council updates its standard on fire resistance

March 5, 2018

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American Wood Council has updated its standard on fire-resistance-rated wood floors and wall assemblies.
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The American Wood Council[2] (AWC) has updated its standard on fire-resistance-rated wood floors and wall assemblies.

The primary update to Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3, Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Floor and Wall Assemblies[3], is the addition of exterior wall-floor intersection details in Type III construction. Example details have been included for Type III-A and Type III-B platform construction.

“Wood-frame assemblies are common for many reasons, including ease of use, affordability, low environmental impact, and energy-saving performance. This guide further increases the ease of use by laying out the fire-resistance ratings of a variety of wood-frame wall, floor, and ceiling assemblies,” says Jason Smart, PE, manager of engineering technology, AWC.

Click here[4] to view the updated DCA 3.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Wood.jpg
  2. American Wood Council: http://awc.org/home
  3. Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Floor and Wall Assemblies: http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3
  4. here: http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3

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