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The Economics of Fire-Resisting Flooring Construction Compared With Timber

THERE is at the moment considerable controversy contrasting the relative merits of fire-resisting and timber floors, especially as applied to the ordinary dwelling house. In our present state of financial stringency the question of cost is naturally a very important factor in the discussion, and it is proposed to make the relative cost of timber and fireresisting floors the essential feature in this article. W.G. Shipwright

Author(s): Shipwright, W G

Keywords: fire resistance;floors;timber;reinforced concrete;comparing;low rise;housing;economics