USHS_PR_Page 21Provo River

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Title USHS_PR_Page 21Provo River
Date 2002-04-16
Subject Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Description Historical Site Analysis The source of heat for this building is a wood and coal burning furnace. This building has no fire resistive coverings such as gypsum wallboard, which increases the probability of the building catching fire. Remedial Safety Measures - Shoring the Shop against collapse due to natural forces (i.e., seismic, wind, snow, and fire) would require the installation of shear walls and holdowns and bracing of the roof every 25 square feet. On the east portion, asbestos sheets attached to walls would be removed. The west portion would be demolished since it has no historical significance (the building is less than 50 years old and is not associated with any significant historical event or person). Bracing of the roof can be eliminated if the building is locked and is only entered when snow is off the roof and proper warning shall be posted at the doors. Shear walls would be anchored into new concrete foundation walls with proper footings which can be done with shoring and jacking procedures. Electricity would need to be disconnected and sprinklers installed to reduce the fire hazard. The damaged column would be replaced. Garage or Shop Space Retrofit - The west portion would be demolished and a new structure would take its place somewhere on or off site but not adjacent to the east portion. On the east portion, asbestos sheets attached to walls would be removed. Garage or shop space retrofit requires the installation of shear walls and holdowns. Shear walls would be anchored into new concrete foundation walls with proper footings which can be done with shoring and jacking procedures. In this case, siding would be removed and replaced so that the cellulosic fiberboard can be switched out for plywood or OSB board which has a higher shear resistance (up to 350 pounds per linear foot). Some windows and doors would be removed to obtain the proper 2 to 1 aspect ratio for the shear walls. Studs would be added in some areas and headers over the doors and windows. The walls would be covered with fire resistive gypsum wallboard and would be insulated for the comfort of shop workers. All existing wiring would be removed and replaced with new wiring. A sprinkler system would be installed. New roof trusses or beams would be added to strengthen the roof against the 30 psf snow load. The ceiling would be covered with gypsum wallboard and insulated. Vents would be added at the ridge and the soffit areas to provide the required 1/300 roof ventilation. Windows would be repaired as required and replaced where tempered glass is required. The old concrete floor would be removed and a new one added to give stability to the new foundation. A new heating system would be installed. Final Report 2\ April \6, 2002
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ARK ark:/87278/s6hd7srb
Setname dha_ccc
Date Created 2004-06-28
Date Modified 2004-06-28
ID 428605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6hd7srb
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