Fire Resistance of Concrete Building Units
ACI Committee P-5
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The fire resistance of building materials is a matter of extreme importance to the community at large. Our huge annual fire losses (63 million dollars in residences alone) are causing increasing concern, and the conviction is rapidly growing that in the public interest and for public safety, the use of permanent, fire-resistant materials ought to be encouraged-especially as their relative cost today is so little in excess of less permanent materials. Present legislative restrictions on their full and free use ought to be examined and modified wherever present day experience shows this to be possible.