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1 Introduction
2 The use of timber in buildings
2.1 Examples of timber buildings in Iceland
2.2 General on timber buildings
2.3 The Nordic Wood project
2.4 Growth of fires
2.5 Behaviour of timber in fire
2.6 Fire classification
2.7 Fire protection
2.7.1 Improving the fire performance of timber
2.7.2 Passive fire protection
2.7.3 Active fire protection
2.8 Summary
3 Fire Safety Regulations in the Nordic countries
3.1 Prescriptive codes versus performance- based design
3.2 Fire safety regulations
3.3 Nordic building regulations
3.3.1 Iceland
3.3.2 Finland
3.3.3 Norway
3.3.4 Sweden
3.3.5 Denmark
3.4 Summary
4 Fire Risk Index Method for Multi- storey Apartment Buildings
4.1 Development
4.1.1 Literature study
4.2 Organisation and Delphi panel work
4.3 Description of the method
4.3.1 Using the method in various design stages
4.3.2 Limitations in the method
4.4 Summary
5 Case study
5.1 Risk index for the Icelandic building regulation
5.2 Tryggvagata 18, the reference object
5.2.1 Building characteristics
5.3 Using the FRIM-MAB method
5.3.1 Parameter grades
5.3.2 Resulting risk index
5.3.3 Sensitivity analysis
5.4 Additional fire protection
5.4.1 Active fire protection
5.4.2 Passive fire protection
5.5 Results
5.6 Summary
6 Environmental aspects
6.1 Icelandic conditions
6.2 Life Cycle Assessment
6.3 Carbon Footprint
6.3.1 The carbon cycle of timber
6.4 Carbon emissions from fire
6.5 Summary
7 Conclusions
Appendix A: The FRIM-MAB method
Appendix B: FRIM-MAB applied according to the Icelandic building regulation
Appendix C: Case study calculations
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Timber Building Risk Assessment

Timber Building Risk Assessment

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