Building Construction Research

On April 12, 2015, a South Dakota firefighter lost their life in a residential structure fire. The first firefighters arrived on scene with reports of a person trapped in the bedroom. When they forced the front door, they experienced thick,…
This project from Japan studies the fire spread characteristics between combustibles in a building compartment. These fire spread characteristics and smoke layer characteristics are investigated by varying the distance between the fire sources and the wall, ceiling height, and the…
The objective of this study by the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute was to improve firefighter safety by increasing the level of knowledge on the response of residential flooring systems to fire. The results of the research are intended…
UL, in collaboration with the Chicago Fire Department, Michigan State University, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, completed a fire research study to understand hazards posed to firefighters by the use of lightweight construction of wood trusses and engineered…