Fire protection with clay block masonry – European standards – new fire tests

The German National Annex to the fire protection section of Eurocode 6 (DIN EN 1996-1-2) was published in June 2013. Eurocode 6 can therefore be applied as an alternative to the DIN 1053-1 standard introduced by the German building authorities on the basis of an attestation of equivalence submitted by the Fachkommission Bautechnik (Expert Commission on Structural Engineering). The minor changes compared to the regulations that have so far applied in Germany are presented and discussed. In addition, a report is given on a series of fire tests on high-precision clay blocks commissioned by the...

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