Test of an Eight-Year-Old Flat-Slab Floor of the Western Newspaper Union Building

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Title: Test of an Eight-Year-Old Flat-Slab Floor of the Western Newspaper Union Building

Author(s): Arthur N. Talbot and Harrison F. Gonnerman

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 14

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 192-203

Keywords: none

Date: 6/1/1918

Abstract:
The test of a flat-slab floor of the Western Newspaper Union Building at Chicago was made in August and Septemeber, 1917. As the building was to be torn down to clear the site for the new Union Passenger Station a very unusual opportunity was afforded of testing a floor with a load well beyond the usual test load. The test of the floor was unique also in that it was made on a structure built eight years before the time of the test. The loading was carried to a point which gave markedly higher stresses than had been obtained in previous building tests.