Precast concrete provides inherent fire protection and resiliency. Concrete does not combust and therefore helps maintain fires to a controlled space, or sometimes referred to as compartation. Precast concrete provides passive fire protection, which means it does not rely on another system or someone to take action.
Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc. Report on Fire Tests
Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc. (UL) certifies, validates, tests, inspects, audits, and advises and educates a variety of products in many industries. PCI sponsored a series of fire tests conducted at the UL. The reports from these tests are below.
- Floor or Roof Construction Consisting of Prestressed Concrete Double Tee Slabs
- Floor or Roof Construction Consisting of Prestressed Concrete Single Tee Slabs
- Precast-Prestressed Concrete, Hollow Core Flat Slabs, Forming a Floor and Ceiling Assembly
- Report on Prestressed Pretensioned Concrete Inverted Tee Beams and Report on Prestressed Concrete Inverted Tee Beams Post-Tensioned
- Roof and Ceiling Construction Consisting of Prestressed Concrete Double-Stemmed Units and Various Insulation Materials
- Floor and Ceiling Assembly Consisting of Prestressed, Precast Concrete Double Tee Units with a Wallboard Ceiling
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