Design Considerations to Resist Fire

Reinforced Concrete Frames in Fire Environments
In modeling the fire response of reinforced concrete frame structures, the heat flow problem was separated from the structural analysis and two computer programs were written for solving...

Reliability of RC Beams Subjected to Fire
Methods for analytically predicting the behavior of reinforced concrete beams subjected to fire are presented. These incorporate the temperature-dependent strength degradation in the steel...

1842: Old Croton Aqueduct Brings Water, Rescues Manhattan From Fire, Disease
From 1774 to 1835 Manhattan experienced tremendous growth but needed better water supply to protect public health and to fight fires. Several proposals for providing water were forwarded...

1842: Old Croton Aqueduct Brings Water, Rescues Manhattan From Fire, Disease
From 1774 to 1835 Manhattan experienced tremendous growth but needed better water supply to protect public health and to fight fires. Several proposals for providing water were forwarded...

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

Structural Fire Resistance of Concrete
A method is presented for calculating the structural fire endurance of concrete members under various conditions of axial and bending restraints. Included is the calculated temperature...

Cost Optimization of Rural Water Systems
A rural water system is a water supply and distribution system that is built for low density predominately unincorporated rural areas. It primarily serves domestic and livestock needs...

Heating Calculation of Structural Steel Members
A method of calculation of fire resistance of steel structures has been developed in France by the Technical Center for Steel Construction. The main parts of this method are the determination...

Kansas City Bank Tower Features Water-Filled Columns, Exposed Spandrels
In this first article in a series on recent innovations in structural steel design, the spotlight is on the 20-story Mercantile Bank Tower in Kansas City. This structure features several...

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

ASCE Tackles Standards
ASCE is sharply expanding its standards activity. Standards committees are at work in the fields of building loads, fire safety of structures, steel box-girder bridges, nuclear power plants...

New Era in Fire Protective Coatings for Steel
Building designers have been receptive to new approaches to fireproofing steel. Among alternatives to traditional fireproofing now on the market: (1)Medium density inorganic systems such...

Computer Analysis of Steel Frame in Fire
Based on an incremental variational principle, a computer program is developed to investigate in detail the large displacement elasto plastic thermal creep deformation behavior of a steel...

Effects of Elevated Temperature on Structural Members
The important factors which influence the behavior and strength of structural members, both steel and concrete, at elevated temperatures are examined. The characteristics of fires, the...

Probability of Failure of Building from Fire
The random generation of a small fire in a building, and its random growth into a large fire, which consumes the combustible contents of a compartment, are described by a new unified stochastic...

Preparation of Surveying Safety Manual for Missouri
The Manual includes suggestions for making field and office operations of land surveyors safer and detailed reporting requirements under the OSHA for job-related deaths, injuries, and...

How Concerned Should Civil Engineers be with Fire Protection—
During the last five years, there has been increasing concern and interest in fire safety in buildings, especially tall buildings. This has resulted in new federal legislation, a new General...

New York City's New Town
New York City has taken advantage of a little used island, Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the East River to build a unique residential new town. The large development is connected...

Erosional Effects of Wildfire and Logging in Idaho

 

 

 

 

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