Code Requirements for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies
|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
This standard describes acceptable methods for determining the fire resistance of concrete and masonry building assemblies and structural elements, including walls, floor and roof slabs, beams, columns, lintels, and masonry fire protection for structural steel columns. These methods shall be used for design and analysis purposes and shall be based on the fire exposure and applicable end-point criteria of ASTM E119. This standard does not apply to composite metal deck floor or roof assemblies.
The primary intended use of this standard is for determining the design requirements for concrete and masonry elements to resist fire and provide fire protection. Tolerance compliance to the provisions for concrete shall be based on information provided in ACI 117M. Masonry construction shall comply with TMS 402/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6.
The provisions of this standard establish fire resistance based on calculations. The fire resistance associated with an element or assembly shall be deemed acceptable when established by the calculation procedures in this standard or when established in accordance with 1.2.