To: "INTERNET:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Firewall construction
From: Mark Gilligan <MarkKGilligan(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 01:16:59 -0400
Do you have any names of the manufacturers of melt off anchors?
The 2 general types of fire resistant walls are fire walls and area
separation walls. In the IBC, area separation walls are a subset of fire
There are manufacturers of melt off anchors that can accommodate an
attachment to a single wall. I have generally designed and detailed the
walls and structures to avoid melt off anchors. In low seismic zones, a
single interior fire wall can be designed to cantilever from the
In high seismic areas the differential structural movement can be a
significant problem that tends to force you into 2 walls.