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Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction [electronic resource] : History and Preservation /
by Jesse Heitz.
imprint
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016.
description
XV, 118 p. 76 illus., 54 illus. in color. online resource.
ISBN
9783319321264 (print), 9783319321288
format(s)
Book
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author
imprint
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016.
isbn
9783319321264 (print)
9783319321288
standard identifier
10.1007/978-3-319-32128-8
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Chapter 1 American Heavy Timber Construction -- Chapter 2 The Origins of Heavy Timber Construction -- Chapter 3 The Great Chicago Fire and Heavy Timber Construction -- Chapter 4 Heavy Timber in the Midwest -- Chapter 5 The End of Heavy Timber Construction -- Chapter 6 The Performance of Heavy Timber Construction -- Chapter 7 The Resurgence of Heavy Timber Construction -- Chapter 8 A Hope for Survival -- Chapter 9 Conclusion.
abstract
This volume presents a history of heavy timber construction (HTC) in the United States, chronicling nearly two centuries of building history, from inception to a detailed evaluation of one of the best surviving examples of the type, with an emphasis on fire resistance. The book does not limit itself in scope to serving only as a common history. Rather, it provides critical analysis of HTC in terms of construction methods, design, technical specifications, and historical performance under fire conditions. As such, this book provides readers with a truly comprehensive understanding and exploration of heavy timber construction in the United States and its performance under fire conditions.
catalogue key
10586844

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