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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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