August 22, 2017

SLB Partners on New Report Which Provides Fire-Rated Solutions for Mass Timber Connection Assemblies

Arup, D.R. Johnson, MyTiCon and the Softwood Lumber Board partnered to complete three full-scale fire tests for glulam beam to column connectors. The fire tests were loaded to simulate typical building conditions. The testing is a significant milestone for the industry for a few key reasons:

  • All connectors passed and achieved at least a 1-hour fire resistance rating (FRR), allowing them to be used in buildings up to 85-feet in height.
  • The findings allow architects, designers and engineers to specify the tested connection assemblies and satisfy the requirements of the International Building Code (IBC).
  • Approval by an authority having jurisdiction will therefore be easier for future building projects using mass timber.

Read the full press release.