Aimed at supporting the innovators of the construction industry, Science Vs. Fire is an experiment series exploring and demonstrating how together we can eliminate catastrophic fires in wood construction.
Science Vs. Fire provides an inside look at how the efficacy of our products are tested at scale. We’re opening the kimono, so to speak.
In May of 2021, we built two 3-storey wood structures. One was treated with science — specifically, BarrierTek’s proprietary fire protectant coating. The other structure was left untreated, similar to the wood construction that makes up our neighbourhoods.
Then we let loose 1/2 a megawatt of heat energy (fire) in both buildings while they’re attached to probes, sensors, and other measurement gadgets.
We’re a science-first company that is helping construction companies build safer and protect their balance sheets against the risk of fire. Since Day One at BarrierTek, we’ve been doing test burns on sheds, outhouses, garages, and now, three-storey buildings.
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