Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction

History and Preservation

  • Jesse┬áHeitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 107-118

About this book


This volume presents a history of heavy timber construction (HTC) in the United States, chronicling nearly two centuries of building history, from inception to a detailed evaluation of one of the best surviving examples of the type, with an emphasis on fire resistance. The book does not limit itself in scope to serving only as a common history. Rather, it provides critical analysis of HTC in terms of construction methods, design, technical specifications, and historical performance under fire conditions. As such, this book provides readers with a truly comprehensive understanding and exploration of heavy timber construction in the United States and its performance under fire conditions.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jesse┬áHeitz
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  1. 1.Apt 115St AndrewsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32126-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32128-8
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