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fire resistance

1. The capacity of a material or construction to withstand fire or give protection from it; characterized by its ability to confine a fire and/or to continue to perform a structural function.
2. (Brit.) The ability of a component of building construction to satisfy certain criteria, specified by the BSI, for a stated period of time.
3. According to OSHA: so resistant to fire that, for a specified time and under conditions of a standard heat intensity, it will not fail structurally and will not permit the side away from the fire to become hotter than a specified temperature.
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Fillers with a nanosized structure, especially nano-semiconductor materials, are often utilized in fire-resistive coatings to improve their anti-aging property.
Nursing homes tend to be mandated to use a greater percentage of fire-resistive and noncombustible construction materials than would something like an office building.
Influence of silicone emulsion on fire protection of waterborne intumescent fire-resistive coating--Ying Dong, Guojian Wang, and Jiayun Yang
For many years, records management specialists have relied on fire-resistive filing cabinets and fireproof vaults as the primary methods for protecting paper records onsite in cases where it is not feasible to protect them by sending either the originals or duplicate copies to a secure offsite location.
These model building codes also permit reductions in fire-resistive requirements of structural elements when facilities are provided with automatic sprinkler protection.
If, on the other hand, the building is fully sprinklered and/or is a fire-resistive structure with fire/smoke walls, compartmentalized evacuation may be considered.
The 2007 report discusses building-code changes and proposals for code changes that address structural collapse, wind-tunnel testing, emergency-responder communications, sprinkler redundancy, and sprayed-on fire-resistive materials.
Fire walls separating records storage compartments shall be a minimum of 4-hour fire-resistive construction.
rough carpentry, plastic laminate casework, thermal insulation, patching EPDM roofing, penetration firestopping, fire-resistive joint systems, sealants, hollow metal frames, flush wood doors, access doors, door hardware, glazing, glazing surface films, non-structural metal framing, gypsum plastering, gypsum board, tiling, acoustical panel ceilings, terrazzo flooring, resilient tile flooring, sheet carpeting, interior painting, toilet room accessories, plumbing, HVAC and electrical work.
Traditional fireproofing materials include concrete encasement, gypsum wallboard, and coatings categorized as Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRMs) that are typically composed of ingredients such as mineral wool, cement, and gypsum, and can very in density.