USHS_PR_Page 24Provo River

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Title USHS_PR_Page 24Provo River
Date 2002-04-16
Subject Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Description Historical Site Analysis F. East Garage General - This building is approximately 24 feet wide by 60 feet long with five, 12- foot wide hinged garage doors located on the west side. The walls are constructed of 2 by 4 studs spaced on 30-inch centers and built in 60-inch modular panels. Roofs are constructed of 60-inch modular panels with 2 by 4 roof rafters on 30-inch centers aligned directly over the supporting studs and connecting to a ridge board. Trusses are located over double studs and are spaced on 10-foot centers. Trusses consist of 2 by 4s connect together with bolts and split ring connectors. The floor is a concrete slab on grade, placed after the building was erected. Exterior wall sheathing is horizontal lap siding directly over wood studs. Roofing is galvanized corrugated metal over 1 by wood planks. Structural and Fire - This structure has no foundation and structural wood members are in direct contact with the soil. The board and batten siding is badly deteriorated and light enters the structure through every wall. Workers have placed card board in the stud spaces to keep the draft down. The doors are difficult to open and close due to the racking of the structure. The front of this structure has little shear resistance and would be the first part to fall during an earthquake. 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 East Garage 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. 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 Final Report April \6, 2002
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ARK ark:/87278/s64747z4
Setname dha_ccc
Date Created 2004-06-28
Date Modified 2004-06-28
ID 428608
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64747z4
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