Subject: Fw: [flood_haz_mit] Steel frame in the coastal environment?
From: "JCohen" <jccpc(--nospam--at)email.msn.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 11:03:34 -0400
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From: "Spencer Rogers" <rogerssp(--nospam--at)uncwil.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 8:10
Subject: Re: [flood_haz_mit] Steel frame in the coastal environment?
> At 11:26 PM 5/15/2000 +0000, you wrote:
> >We generally don't even think about recommending steel, but I thought
> >I would ask the list if they knew of any successes that we could
> >research for a frame system in the coastal environment.
> >Thank you,
> >Richard Lindenberg
> As a place to start see:
> Corrosion is a far more serious hazard on shorelines with breaking waves
> and salt water than is commonly appreciated. The above report targets
> corrosion hazards in small buildings but the issues apply to large
> buildings as well. There is plenty of research available on materials but
> it is found in corrosion engineering literature rather than building
> construction. Coastal exposure sites are used for accelerated testing of
> many products for inland use. If it lasts five years near the beach it
> will last forever farther inland. However, many tests lasting for several
> decades allow prototype conditions for oceanfront buildings to be
> The technical bulletin was based on a more detailed report referenced in
> the bulletin and available from this office.
> There are numerous steel-frame buildings on the coast but proper design is
> necessary to avoid very high maintenance costs.
> Spencer Rogers
> We have moved to UNC-Wilmington's new Center for Marine Science. Our old
> phones have been disconnected but should have a referral to the new
> Mail to the old address will be forwarded but slowed by a couple days.
> The new address is:
> Spencer Rogers
> NC Sea Grant
> 5001 Masonboro Loop Road
> Wilmington NC 28409
> phone: 910-962-2491
> fax: 910-962-2410
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