The rapid growth in the use of engineered wood products (EWPs) in Australia for mid-rise construction has been supported by the National Construction Code (NCC), which since 2016 has provided Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) solutions for fire-protected timber construction up to an effective height of 25 metres. All building materials have associated risks, and it is important to understand how EWPs may be different.
One of the perceived risks for timber mid-rise construction is fire safety, as timber is a combustible material. However, with appropriate knowledge and processes, timber construction can achieve the performance required under the NCC. This Fact Sheet explains how.
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