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Cast-in-place reinforced concrete is one of the most fire-resistive building materials available. It simply will not burn. Other fire-resistant benefits include:
The following CRSI resources are helpful in learning more about the fire-resistive properties of reinforced concrete — and how to design a reinforced concrete building to be fire resistant.
This book presents a concise summary of available information on fire resistance of reinforced concrete. It provides practical step-by-step examples and analytical methods for prediction of structural fire ratings of buildings. Seventy-one fire tests of reinforced concrete flexural members and floor systems are summarized in this publication.
Reinforced concrete buildings are inherently fire resistant. This report focuses on the design methodologies for fire resistance and the properties of a well-designed reinforced concrete structure that make it fire resistant.