ASTM WK23728

    Work Item: ASTM WK23728 - Revision of E119 - 08a Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

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    Active Standard: E119 - 12a

    Developed by Subcommittee: E05.11 | Committee E05 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Rationale

    The ASTM E 119 Standard provides for measurement of the load carrying ability of the test specimen and requires that the specimen shall have sustained the applied load during the classification period. However, there are no end-point criteria to indicate when a test specimen fails to carry the superimposed load. It is obvious that total collapse of a floor or roof assembly is unacceptable at all levels, but in the current standard, failure to support the applied load is subjective.


    beams; building construction; building materials; ceiling assemblies; columns; fire; fire endurance; fire-resistance; fire-resistance rating; fire-test-response standard; floor assembly; floors; restrained rating; restraint; roofs; roof assembly; truss; unrestrained rating; walls; Beams/girders; Column tests; Fire testing--building materials; Flooring/floor covering systems; Hose stream test; Nuclear applications/materials--steel; Partitions; Structural building materials/applications; Structural steel (SS);
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    James Lawson

    Draft Under Development