MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 9, 20131st International Seminar for Fire Safety of Facades
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Standardization and Regulation|
|Published online||29 November 2013|
Fire safety of wooden balconies, facades and eaves
KK-Fireconsult Ltd, Espoo, Finland
Fire safety aspects and requirements of wooden balconies and access balconies have been studied covering the following countries: Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden, UK and Canada. The analysis concerned 3–8 storey apartment buildings with timber frames (and to some extent also office buildings), including the following topics: Assumptions on fire exposure, fire resistance requirements, reaction to fire requirements, possible requirements concerning protective means and use of balconies as exit routes in a fire situation.
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