fire resistance

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Construction

  • The property of a material or assembly to withstand fire, characterized by the ability to confine a fire and/or to continue to perform a given structural function.
  • The property of a material or assembly that makes it so resistant to fire that, for a specified time and under conditions of a standard heat intensity, it will not fail structurally and will not permit the side away from the fire to become hotter than a specified temperature.
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