This practice covers procedures for the evaluation of structural glued laminated timber (glulam) pressure-treated with commercially available fire retardants after exposure to both standard environmental conditions and an extended exposure to elevated temperature.
Keywordsdesign value adjustment factor; fire retardant; fire-retardant treated; FRT; Glulam; mechanical properties; physical properties; structural glued laminated timber
This proposed new standard is intended for fire-retardant treated structural glued laminated timber (glulam). There are existing ASTM standards for lumber, plywood, oriented strand boards, and laminated veneer lumber (LVL), but not glulam. FRT glulam products have been used in construction for a while without a consensus-based standard for qualification and characterization.
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