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I have used "Evaluation, Maintenance, and Upgrading of Wood Structures"
published by ASCE as an excellent guide to investigating condition of
burned structural members.

Russ Nester, SE, GE
rnester(--nospam--at)juno.com

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On Tue, 8 Apr 1997 14:27:51 -0700 "Bill Allen, S.E."
<ballense(--nospam--at)concentric.net> writes:
>I've been asked to look at a tilt wall building with recent fire 
>damage. I
>haven't seen the structure yet, but I understand the purlins and GLBs 
>are
>charred. There is also some spalling in the tilt wall panels.
>
>Is anyone familar with guidelines that will help determine what has to 
>be
>replaced and what can remain. My common sense is telling me that the
>purlins are probably bad, the GLBs might be OK and I have some concern
>about the spalled concrete since this is probably due to the expansion 
>of
>the reinforcing steel.
>
>Thanks,
>Bill Allen


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