Accession Number:

ADA179319

Title:

Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials. Volume 7. Buildings

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

229.0

Abstract:

This is the seventh volume in a series. The fire safety aspects of polymeric materials relevant to buildings, including their furnishings, are examined. The great majority of fire deaths occurs in residential buildings. The problems of residential buildings are accordingly emphasized. Consideration is also given to other types of buildings. Fire characteristics of polymeric materials generally used in buildings construction and furnishings are reviewed in depth problem areas are highlighted. Fire test methods for these materials are critically reviewed. Building fire statistics are summarized the fire scenario technique is discussed and illustrated. The interrelationship between building design factors and choice of materials is treated. Highlighted problem areas include seating and bedding items containing flexible foam, interior finish materials, structural foam furniture, organic insulation electrical cables, and mobile homes. Conclusions are drawn in chapters 3 through 6 and recommendations are made.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE