Water Mist Systems in Protection of Mass Timber Buildings

  • Yoon KoEmail author
  • Max Kinateder
  • Nour Elsagan
Conference paper


Water mist systems are considered for the protection of timber buildings because they use significantly less amounts of water and consequently less post-water damage. Current water mist system standards and testing protocols do not consider fire scenarios involving exposed timber elements, which pose greater fire load and hazards. Therefore, without verifications through full-scale fire tests, these existing standards and test protocols should not be incorporated in the use of water mist systems in protection of timber buildings.


Mass timber buildings Water mist systems Suppression Protection of wood 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fire Safety Unit, Construction Research CenterNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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