Fire safety performance of Japanese traditional wood/soil walls and implications for the restoration of historic buildings in urban districts

Yuji Hasemi, Noboru Yasui, Michitaka Akizuki, Koichi Kinoshita, Koichi Yamamoto, Masatomo Yoshida, Yoshihide Tamura, Mariko Takeda

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    Abstract

    Grass-root research activities to clarify fire safety performance of Japanese traditional wooden construction are introduced. The activities aim to resolve conflict between the restoration of historic buildings and the reduction of risk and hazard of urban fires. Among various activities, scope and results of fire resistance tests on traditional soil wall assemblies supported by timber frame are reported in detail. The test results indicate an encouraging prospect for the rational fire safety assessment of historic buildings and further development of fire-safe traditional constructions for the restoration of historic buildings and historic urban districts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)391-402
    Number of pages12
    JournalFire Technology
    Volume38
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct

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    Soils
    Wooden construction
    Fire resistance
    Timber
    Hazards

    Keywords

    • Historic building
    • Loaded fire resistance test
    • Soil wall
    • Traditional construction
    • Wood

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Fire safety performance of Japanese traditional wood/soil walls and implications for the restoration of historic buildings in urban districts. / Hasemi, Yuji; Yasui, Noboru; Akizuki, Michitaka; Kinoshita, Koichi; Yamamoto, Koichi; Yoshida, Masatomo; Tamura, Yoshihide; Takeda, Mariko.

    In: Fire Technology, Vol. 38, No. 4, 10.2002, p. 391-402.

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    Hasemi, Yuji ; Yasui, Noboru ; Akizuki, Michitaka ; Kinoshita, Koichi ; Yamamoto, Koichi ; Yoshida, Masatomo ; Tamura, Yoshihide ; Takeda, Mariko. / Fire safety performance of Japanese traditional wood/soil walls and implications for the restoration of historic buildings in urban districts. In: Fire Technology. 2002 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 391-402.
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