SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1955

Fire Tests of Building Structures and Materials and their Utilization in Building Code Requirements


Fundamentally, the purpose of fire tests for building materials and structures is to provide a basis for comparison of the behavior of different building elements under fire exposure conditions. These tests must be standardized and be of a kind which provides a means of classification for their utilization in building codes. If this is not accomplished, confusion is the result and fire disaster follows.

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Steiner, AJ
Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., Chicago, Ill.
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 51–56
DOI: 10.1520/STP39267S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5634-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-5633-3