BARRIERTEK LABS

PRESENTS

SCIENCE vs. FIRE

EXPERIMENT SERIES

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.

Over a thousand people have popped into our virtual theatre to watch this first-of-its-kind burn demonstration.

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3

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Watch the First Experiment

The Second Experiment

Coming Soon! The Third Experiment

Clip: The Test Buildings

Clip: The Business Case

Clip: Case Study

Clip: How it Works

Clip: Environmental Impact

Watch: The Impact on Insurance

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Now that you’ve seen the experiment, you’ll want to review the data. We’ve made our engineering reports and appraiser report available for download.
There is an appetite to build safer and find more innovative ways to protect our buildings.

The conversations are happening, and we’d like you to be a part of this movement to build with wood — beautiful, sustainable, safe, and profitable.

What is Science Vs. Fire?

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.

Who we are

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.

What people are saying about Science Vs. Fire

I thought the overall presentation was very well produced. I appreciated this being held virtually, given the pandemic. Very well done.
Brian U.
The comparison between unprotected and protected lumber was awesome. Video quality and camera footage was great.
Greg B.
Keep pushing the envelope!
Dave L.
This presentation was vivid, and the production value was excellent. Good job!
Reg C.

Viewing our latest experiment

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Video player menu

The player menu is at the bottom. Feel free to fast-forward or rewind, just like on a YouTube video.

Experience menus

A menu will come up from time to time. Click on what interests you and go back at any time.

Chapter selection

Use the three dots at the top right hand corner to select chapters or share your experience.