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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 17 and Volume 57.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Mill Construction. To the Editor:—Can you tell me what is meant by Mill Construction in buildings? Frequently I have seen it referred to in articles on Fire Prevention but am at a loss to know what is meant by that term. I would greatly appreciate an answer to this question in your paper. Very truly yours, C. F. Boston, Mass., April 22, 1915. (Answer.—By Mill Construction is meant a type of building which is much employed for textile mills, especially in the New England section of this country. It is used principally because it is a better fire risk than joisted construction and as being particularly adapted to Automatic Sprinkler Protection. It costs much less than fireproof construction. According to Crosby & Fiske…

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