Fire Damage To And Repair Of A Concrete Factory Building


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Title: Fire Damage To And Repair Of A Concrete Factory Building

Author(s): Hohn G. Ahlers

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 26


Appears on pages(s): 748-759

Keywords: none

Date: 5/1/1930

A five story reinforced concrete factory was exposed March 3, 1929, to intense fire originating in an adjoining frame auditorium and amusement hall. The contents of the fourth floor, where the fire entered,consisted of wooden packing cases, a large quantitiy of alcohol in bottles, inflammable chemicals, and other highly combustible materials. The fire was interesting to the concrete idustry for the following reasons: (1) The fire entered the building from the exterior by fusion of wire glass and steel shash. (2) Damage to the structure was done by: Spalling of concrete, overloading of heated slab, expansion of steel in concrete, and fusion of glass and steel.