SCIENCE vs. FIRE
In May of 2021, we built two 3-storey wood structures. One was treated with science — specifically, BarrierTek’s proprietary fire protectant coatings. The other structure was left untreated, identical to the wood construction that makes up many of our neighbourhoods.
We then let loose one-half megawatt of heat energy in both buildings, subsequently engulfing them in flames, all while attached to probes, sensors, and other measurement gadgets.
Thousands of people have popped into our virtual theatre to watch this first-of-its-kind burn demonstration.
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What is Science Vs. Fire?
Aimed at supporting the innovators of the construction industry, Science Vs. Fire is an experiment series that explores and demonstrates how BarrierTek can help eliminate catastrophic fires in wood construction.
Science Vs. Fire provides an inside look at the efficacy of BarrierTek products, and how they help build safer, sustainable communities.
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