Tacoma Takes Precautions

Issue 12 and Volume 98.

Tacoma Takes Precautions Stringent fire protective measures have been taken in Tacoma, Wash., for apartments, rooming houses, hotels and public buildings, according to Public Administration Clearing House. The same regulations as are specified in the new building code are applicable to buildings now in existence. Ceilings, walls, and floors separating manufacturing plants or commercial establishments from living quarters in buildings two or more stories in height must be, under terms of the ordinance, of “at least one hour fire resistive construction.” Application of 1/2-inch plasterboard over existing plaster, however, is to be allowed.

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