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New Zealand-Specific Fire Guide Developed

13 February 2024

(Timber Unlimited) Engineers have been hard at work collaborating with mass timber suppliers, industry organisations, fire engineers, FENZ, MBIE, TDS, SESOC, and structural engineers to bring you New Zealand-specific guidance on the fire-safe use of timber in buildings.

Introducing our “Mass Timber Guidance Document – Recommended Supplement to C/AS2 and C/VM2” a comprehensive resource born out of months of consultation and collaboration.

You can also explore international fire safety resources and selected papers from the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2023 and the Fire Safety Journal.

In early 2024 and advanced guidance in the form of the “NZ Commentary to the Fire Safe Use of Wood in Buildings – Global Design Guide,” will be released. These guidelines aim to provide recommendations and enhanced clarity, aiding fire engineering designers and approval authorities in achieving consistent designs and consent approvals aligned with the NZ Building Code. All are grounded in international trends and the latest research results.

Click here to view and download the document.

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