fire-resistant fire-resistant

Definition(s):

  • (adj) difficult to burn

Usage(s):

  1. In Washington, aviation officials debated once again whether more stringent regulations regarding fire-resistant materials inside jetliners should be imposed.
  2. Made of compressed pulp paper, which is then sprayed with high-gloss enamel, the furniture is strong, washable and more fire-resistant than wood.
  3. A fire-resistant plywood widely used in the roofs of nearly 1 million town houses during the past decade has turned out to have an unexpected vulnerability.

News

  • Group is seeking to form IT cooperative for local agencies

    One agency has a temperature-controlled, fire-resistant data center. Another keeps its servers in a closet. So why not link the two and share? That’s the question some local agencies and governments are exploring through a $93,000 grant from the Ohio Local Government Innovation Fund. The nine partners in the Central Ohio Public Sector IT Partnership have begun studying ways they can share ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "These new building standards are the result of latest research into fire-resistant construction and we want to ensure Canberrans benefit from them immediately," Planning Minister Andrew Barr said. "As we in Canberra know, and as we have been...
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Andrew Barr Source: The Australian

  2. "Individual land owners and communities can reduce fire hazards around homes by trimming and spacing trees, utilizing fire-resistant building materials and installing fuel breaks," Ritter said. "There is so much you can do as communities and...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Bill Ritter Source: Rocky Mountain News

  3. A proposal initiated Tuesday by Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager calls for a requirement that new buildings in such fire-prone areas as unincorporated county hillsides "have fire-resistant roofs, siding and decks, double-pane windows and...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Ken Yeager Source: Gilroy Dispatch (subscription)

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