In a message dated 8/28/2000 4:56:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Does anybody know where I can get a copy of the State Seismic Report on
Station Overhead Doors (I believe the author is Fred Turner)?
Thanks in advance,
Forell / Elsesser Engineers
Subj: Re: Fire Station Doors
Date: 7/27/1999 3:52:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: fturner(--nospam--at)quiknet.com (fturner) To: Rlfong(--nospam--at)aol.com
Ron - EERI published this along with two other reports and its available for
$15 plus $5 shipping from them. For more info, see http://www.eeri.org
The bottom line is that if you are planning to install new garage doors,
check for drift compatibility. Most conventional door systems in flexible
structures will not meet Section 1633 of the CBC. There is quite a cost
premium for systems that claim to be drift compatible and such systems have
yet to produce full scale tests to substantiate their claims.
Also, crews in existing fire stations need to be trained to respond quickly
to stuck doors after earthquakes. Delays in past earthquakes have varied
from 1 to 30 minutes - generally in the 5 to 10 minute range - an eternity
for most responders.
also check http://www.seismic.ca.gov/reports/sept99min.htm