Fire Safety

Hybrid fire testing of the whole structure

Traditional fire resistance testing evaluates the performance of individual building elements with no consideration given to the interaction with other parts of the building. On rare occasions, fire performance is assessed by constructing and testing an entire building – a … Full story

Improving rail tank car safety

St. Hillaire, Quebec rail car derailment and fire. Photo courtesy of TSB. The transport of dangerous goods such as propane, ammonia and chlorine is commonly done using rail tank cars. During a derailment or other accident, these tanks can be … Full story