The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 62 (1984) > Issues > Issue 12 > Historic Buildings and Fire: Fire Performance of Cast-Iron Structural Elements
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Historic Buildings and Fire: Fire Performance of Cast-Iron Structural Elements

There is an increasing trend towards the refurbishment of existing buildings, many of which contain large numbers of cast-iron columns and beams. Very few data, however, have been published on methods of predicting the fire performance of cast-iron structural elements. This paper deals with the factors affecting the performance of cast iron in fire and proposes fire design parameters for use when refurbishing existing buildings containing structural cast-iron that is required to meet current Fire Regulations. J.R. Barnfield and A.M. Porter