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White Paper on Fire Resistance of Concrete Structures



Luke Bisby, Hossein Mostafaei, Pierre Pimienta


This white paper presents the current, international, state-of-the-art large-scale experimental, modeling, and performance-based design (PBD) efforts related to structural fire resistance of concrete structures. The paper addresses these topics with emphasis on research and development needs for large-scale experiments on fire resistance of structures to support performance-based engineering and structure-fire model validation; prioritizing those needs; phasing the needs in terms of near, medium and long term; identifying the most appropriate international laboratory facilities and collaborators available to address each need; identifying possible means to transfer the results of research to industry; and identifying a means for the coalition of international partners to review progress and exchange information on a regular basis.
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 15-983
Report Number


Concrete, Fire resistance, Fire testing, Performance-based design


Bisby, L. , Mostafaei, H. and Pimienta, P. (2014), White Paper on Fire Resistance of Concrete Structures, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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Created September 18, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018