Performance of Constructions with Clay Plaster and Timber at Elevated Temperatures

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The combustibility of timber is one of the main reasons that too many building regulations and standards restrict its use. Lack of understanding of the fire technical properties of clay plaster is what most likely prevents this traditional material in combination with timber from being widely used. The purpose of the following research is to designate the fire technical properties for clay plaster for the fire design of timber structures. For this study the fire testing of clay plaster was carried out in small and model scale to determine the main characteristics. In this paper the recommendations for the improvement of the design method for timber structures with clay plaster according to the safety philosophy of Eurocode 5 Part 1-2 are published.

Author: Liblik, Johanna (Tallinn University of Technology); Alar Just (RISE Research Institutes of Sweden); Sept. 2016


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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.