Report of the Committee on Fireproofing and Insurance
William M. Bailey, Chairman
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During the past year no new or startling developments have been made regarding the use of Portland cement concrete as a fire resisting building material. The continued laboratory tests and actual fires on concrete warrant the universal approval of this material for fireproof building construction. Whereever severe conflagrations have occurred in buildings of either steel fram protected with concrete or of the reinforced concrete type, the damage by fire and water has been less than expected from the results obtained from laboratory testing.