Issue 7 and Volume 31.

MODERN FIREPROOFING METHODS. As Adopted in Large Cities. William Copeland Furber read a paper on “Some features of the design and construction of high buildings” before the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, extracts from which referring to fireproofing are given here in a condensed form. Most of the high office buildings of the day are built according to the prevailing method of fireproofing, although in Philadelphia several apartment houses of considerable height have been built with wooden internal construction. Legislation on fireproofing certain classes of buildings has already been enacted. In New York hotels, lodging houses, schools, theatres, jails, police stations, charitable institutions, hospitals, and asylums, which exceed thirty-five feet in height shall be of fireproof construe tion. as well as any other building exceeding seventyfive feet in height. St. Louis has a somewhat similar construction; and the great loss of life in the Windsor hotel. New York, and the Hotel…

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