US Fire tests ASTM E119-05a non-loadbearing cement stucco wall 2007: 120min

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A 10ft x 10ft non-loadbearing wall constructed with 7.5 pcf rectangular wheat straw bales stacked in a running bond pattern, clad on each surface with 17 GA stucci netting and 1st of cement/stucco, produced, assembled and tested as described herein, successfully met the conditions of acceptance as outlined in ASTM Method E 119-05a Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials for a fire endurance rating of 2 hours.

Author: Intertek ETL SEMKO, 2007


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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.