A New Fireproof Construction.

Issue 22 and Volume 1893 13.

A New Fireproof Construction. The object of the mode of fireproof construction here shown is to build more economically than is now done. In the present construction, with columns, girders, beams, arches, etc., there is a great waste of material, which cannot be avoided. In the arch construction here shown there need not be any waste material, and the material used is used to the best advantage. The construction is as follows : In a building in which the floors are supported upon columns, metal arches and their ties are built between the columns in such a way that the strains, compressive and tensile, are being taken care of in each bay or floor between columns, so there will be no horizontal thrust from the floor on either columns or walls. The arches are made of bar L or T iron or steel, as shown on drawings. If the floor…

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