STRAW HOUSE BY JOOST CSIRO BUSHFIRE
SIMULATION + FIRE SAFETY TEST
15th FEBRUARY 2012
MOGO TESTING FACILITY
NEW SOUTH WALES

MAJOR FIRE FRONT EXPOSURE

30 minutes radiant heat exposure at 2.5kw/m2 stepping up to 5, 10, 20, 30 and then 40kw/m2 at the 30 minutes mark.

Intensified to over 100kw/m2 for a period of 110 seconds - simulating a MAJOR fire front and worst case bushfire scenario.

External temperatures reached above 1000 degrees celsius. Maximum internal temperature reached 35 degrees celsius.

House by Joost withheld the extremes of the test.

The steel frame of the building approached 100-110 degrees celsius during the test and maintained integrity.

The MGO (magnesium oxide board) cladding performed incredibly well and there was no significant damage.

The glazing remained intact and there was no breach to the interior.

With thanks to
Mr Justin Leonard
and Alex Webb from
CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems -
and the NSW Fire Department.

More information at byjoost.com/

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