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Precast Hollowcore slabs in fire  <B>(Downloadable version)</B>

ARCHIVED - Precast Hollowcore slabs in fire (Downloadable version)

by T Lennon (27-May-2003)

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THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN ARCHIVED.

Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document.


Following concerns expressed in the media in relation to the performance of hollow core slabs in fire, two full-scale fire tests were carried out at BRE’s Large Building Test Facility at Cardington near Bedford. The objectives of the programme were to assess the adequacy of this form of construction in terms of the functional requirements of Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. This paper explains the background to the work, describes the test parameters in some detail and summarises the main test results and conclusions from the project. 4 pages.

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