Development of bare-timber eaves for the restoration of historic town buildings compatible with the current building standard law

Asami Suzuki, Noboru Yasui, Yuji Hasemi, Tadanori Kimura, Yoshihide Tamura, Naoya Kadooka

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8 designs of traditional style bare timber eaves reinforced with conventional building materials to block penetration of an external fire into the building are proposed for the restoration and renovation of historic townhouses in Kyoto. The full scale fire resistance tests on the integrity and the thermal insulation of these designs against external fires revealed that these designs should be rated as either Fire Protective Construction or 45-60min Quasi-fireproof Construction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-600
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 30



  • Bare timber eaves
  • Fire protective construction
  • Integrity
  • Restoration of traditional townhouses
  • Thermal insulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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