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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Fire Resistance of Concrete Building Units
Author(s): ACI Committee P-5
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 580-599
Abstract: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.
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