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6.1.1 Structural Frames

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Main application in respect to this Design Guide: 1. Providing a robust framework through which all relevant building forces and imposed loads are transmitted to ground. 2. Providing a load-bearing infrastructure to support other building components and fire safety provisions, e.g. compartment floors.

6.2.1 Roofs

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Composite panels (sandwich panels), built up systemsand external claddings protected by dry-lining systems Main application in respect to this Design Guide: Roofs of industrial buildings and other single storey buildings

6.3.1 Compartment walls of masonry and concrete blocks

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Walls of masonry and concrete bricks/blocks Main application in respect to this Design Guide: Provide horizontal fire separation between compartments within a building as required by Table 2.2 of the Design Guide. These compartment walls may be required to separate special risks from the rest of the building, to reduce the area at risk and to prevent fire spreading to adjacent properties within a multi-user complex

6.3.2 Compartment walls dry lined studwork walls

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Dry lined studwork walls Main application in respect to this Design Guide: Provide horizontal fire separation between compartments within a building as required by Table 2.2 of the Design Guide. These compartment walls may be required to separate special risks from the rest of the building, to reduce the area at risk and to prevent fire spreading to adjacent properties within a multiuser complex. They may also be used for the construction of protected stairways, shafts or corridors within buildings.

6.3.3 Compartment walls cavity barriers

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Cavity barriers Main application in respect to this Design Guide: • Maintaining the fire separation in roof spaces or floor voids where such voids run past compartment walls. • Sub-dividing voids above ceilings or below floors or within walls to restrict unseen spread of fire (normally a regulatory requirement).

6.4.1 External walls

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Composite panels (sandwich panels), built up panels and external claddings protected by dry lining systems Main application in respect to this Design Guide: External walls of industrial buildings and other single storey buildings

6.5.1 Compartment floors

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Main application in respect to this Design Guide: Maintaining a horizontal barrier to prevent fire spread.

6.6.1 Fire doors – hinged and pivoted

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Fire resisting hinged and pivoted fire doors Hinged and pivoted doors, provided primarily for the purpose of allowing access and egress by persons, come in four main types: • Timber doorsets (ratings up to 90 minutes) • Timber and mineral board composite doorsets • Steel and glass architectural doorsets (commercial applications only) • Steel flush doorsets These are all covered in this data sheet. Main application in respect to this Design Guide: • Maintaining the fire separation of compartment walls and separating walls, including large cavity barriers when a door assembly is incorporated for the passage of persons or objects. • Maintaining the fire separation in shafts or service ducts which penetrate compartment floors. • Maintain the protection provided by walls forming a protected route or protected stairway for means of escape purposes.

6.6.2 Fire doors – industrial metal doors

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Fire resisting industrial metal doors Main application in respect to this Design Guide: Maintenance of fire compartmentation when a compartment wall is penetrated by apertures designed for the passage of goods or vehicles either at a size, in an environment or for a duration not capable or suitable for timber personnel doors.

6.7.2 Fire stopping

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Fire stopping and linear gap seals Main application in respect to this Design Guide: • Maintaining the fire resistance separation provided by compartment walls, floors and protected shafts when either a gap due to an imperfection of fit exists or where a functional gap has to be incorporated to accommodate a building design requirement. • Maintaining the fire protection provided by protective corridors or protected stairways or cavity barriers when a gap exists as above. • Used to create a barrier in small cavities to prevent fire and smoke spread. There is significant confusion about the properties that a gap sealing system has to provide if the gap is to be sealed to maintain fire separation. In order to clarify the various functions and performance objectives the following definitions are included for clarity