Does Wood Burn? The Fire Safety of Solutions in Wood

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Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Internationally and locally, timber and wood products are increasingly specified for major construction projects as a fire safe building material.

Integrating design principles and fire engineering can ensure the required performance and compliance with relevant building codes.

This course is based on David Barber's presentation at WoodSolutions Seminars 2011.

AACA Competency: Design


David Barber, Principal, Australasia Fire Leader, Arup

David Barber is a principal and leader of Fire Australasia, Arup Fire.
He and his team consult widely on specialist matters of fire management, prevent and protection within the built environment.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the predictability of fire
  • Acknowledge that not all wood is the same and different scales affect fire performance
  • Explain how wood burns
  • Predict the expected fire performance of a building based on construction elements

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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