The Inland Architect and News Record Volume 5
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885-02 edition. Excerpt: ...fact that cast and wrought-iron, which receive the condemnation of so many thoughtless critics for want of knowing how to use them to best advantage, are still the most valuable of all constructive materials for interiors; that all constructive iron work in a building, howsoever or wheresoever used, must be protected thoroughly and unmistakably from the action of fire; that all partitions and subdivisions must be as thin and light as possible, and that the only material to be used for this purpose is the product of clay, either in the form of hollow, wellburned fire-clay or its superior for all purposes of covering columns, girders, rooftrusses and isolated constructions, porous terra-cotta. No blocks or materials containing plaster have been used in these buildings. Plastering used in its legitimate place for the coating and finishing of the interiors and applied to the fireproof protecting material, becomes a valuable assistant in resisting the first attack of fire, and in such use only. It is better in such cases that no plaster of Paris should be used, as lime and sand are better resisters of fire and water than any other plastic material. The main divergence in the systems of fireproofing is between the buildings having iron beams and those having wooden joists. It will be seen that the latter use wood only for one purpose, to resist the transverse strain of the floors between the main supports, for all girders are of iron. The principle on which the tile ceilings are laid is that they must be continuous from wall to wall, and all pipes or openings through floors must be cased around with the same fireproof material. The floor joists are all treated as one and the ceilings are continuous sheets of fireproofing, which must not be...
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