Fire Resistance Duration of Timbered Ceilings

The beams of a timbered ceiling will withstand fire for longer than you might believe. As part of a Timber-Concrete Composite Ceiling, they will become a modern supporting structure that will provide fire protection.

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TCC Norms

In addition to EC 5 »Design and construction of timber structures«, the HBV shall be standardised. In preparation for this, several research institutions in Europe are currently working on a technical specification.

Properties of TCC

  • Large load spans
  • low dead weight
  • good fire resistance
  • good sound insulation
  • low susceptibility to vibration
  • prefabrication possible