Projects

Reax Research Contributes to California’s Approval of Below-Grade Insulation without Flame Retardants

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The California Building Standards Commission unanimously approved the use of expanded polystyrene foam without flame retardant chemicals in slab on grade assemblies.

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Transbay Transit Center

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Reax Engineering participated in development of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center which opened in late summer of 2018. Reax analyzed structural fire performance employing coupled CFD models of fire and structural strength. Reax regularly provides structural fire protection services using coupled gas phase fire dynamics and solid phase finite element structural models. We have … Continue reading Transbay Transit Center

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Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel Mist System

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Reax conducted testing of fire mist systems installed in the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel with engineering support for the design of the full-scale experiments, instrumentation, pre and post-test fire modeling, and data interpretation. Reax Engineers are experts in fire testing and have supported numerous large-scale fire test programs in support of research, engineering assessments, and litigation. … Continue reading Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel Mist System

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Warehouse Solar Panel Fire

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Reax Engineering provided key engineering support to litigants in the largest single solar panel linked fire in US history. The role of construction methods, fire suppression systems, solar panel fire safety, and code compliance, were supported by an extensive laboratory fire testing program as part of a multi-disciplinary fire forensics investigation.  Reax Engineers are experts … Continue reading Warehouse Solar Panel Fire

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Transportation Fire/Life Safety

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Reax has completed a comprehensive experimental test program evaluating the fire performance of rail vehicles. Full scale experiments measured heat release rates and validated modeling of fire development in rail vehicles. Critical to success of the project was a detailed program of material fire property estimation using in house codes computational methods and bench scale … Continue reading Transportation Fire/Life Safety

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