Posts Tagged Heritage Building

Design and Construction of Firewalls

Fire Protection Engineering Bulletin Date: Bulletin No. 2- January 5, 2017  Subject: Design and Construction of Firewalls  Issue Number: 2017-01   Figure 1: Typical masonry wall in wood frame construction. Introduction Recent developments in firewall construction demand some re-examination of the original purpose and functions of fire walls. Firewalls are, essentially, a tool for reducing the potential for fire to spread uncontrollably across a property. The original concept of ‘fire divisions’ was that fire would READ MORE…

Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings – Listed Historic and Other Structures.

Fire Protection Engineering Bulletin Date : February 3, 2016 Subject: Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings – Listed Historic and Other Structures. Issue Number: 2016-01 Introduction While new condominiums represent the largest segment of property entering the market, refurbished buildings are in high demand due to their aesthetic appeal. The lack of availability makes these properties attractive to developers as potential rentals and condominium conversions. The property market dictates the price of accommodation; however, there are many READ MORE…