Regulations on fire safety for building materials for houses in Vietnam

Regulations on fire safety for building materials for houses in Vietnam
Nguyễn Như Mai

On November 30, 2022, the Minister of Construction of Vietnam issued Circular 06/2022/TT-BXD on National Technical Regulation QCVN 06:2022/BXD on Fire Safety for Houses and Constructions.

According to Vietnam's Circular 06/2022/TT-BXD, regulations on fire safety requirements for building materials for houses, for example:

- Building materials for houses are chosen based on their intended use and fire hazards.

- Fire safety requirements for the application of indoor building materials are specified in accordance with the criteria on fire hazards of the materials specified in Table B.7 (Appendix B).

- The use of finishing materials on the escape routes, such as decorative materials, paving materials, and floor covering materials, must comply with the requirements at:

- For common rooms (except sports arenas and dance hall floors), follow the provisions of Table B.9 (Appendix B).

- Floor covering materials must have a fire hazard grade no higher than CV1 in rooms of buildings in groups F5, A, B, and C1 where flammable liquids are used or stored.

- It is not permitted to use finishing materials for walls, ceilings, and suspended ceilings, paving materials with a fire hazard grade, or materials more dangerous than CV1; floor covering materials with a fire hazard class, or materials more dangerous than CV2...

More details can be found in Vietnam's Circular 06/2022/TT-BXD, which takes effect on January 16, 2023, and replaces Circular 02/2021/TT-BXD.


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