USHS_PR_Page 25Provo River

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Title USHS_PR_Page 25Provo River
Date 2002-04-16
Subject Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Description Historical Site Analysis jacking procedures. Electricity would need to be disconnected and sprinklers installed to reduce the fire hazard. Some of the garage doors would need to be removed and replaced with shear walls. Asbestos sheets attached to walls would be removed. Garage Retrofit - Garage space retrofit requires the installation of shear walls and holdowns. Some of the garage doors would need be be removed and replaced with shear walls. 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, lap siding would be removed so that plywood or OSB board, which has a higher shear resistance (up to 350 lbs per linear foot), can be placed under the siding. Asbestos sheets attached to walls would be removed. Studs would be added in some areas and headers over the doors (doors may need to be altered). The walls would be covered with fire resistive gypsum wallboard. All existing wiring would be removed and replaced with new wiring. A sprinkler system would be installed. New roof trusses would be added to strengthen the roof against the 30 psf snow load. Vents would be added at the ridge and the soffit areas to provide the required 1/300 roof ventilation. A concrete floor would be added to give stability to the new foundation. G. Development of Cost Estimates Cost estimates were derived from Means Square Foot Costs Estimating Guide and from Means Building Construction Cost Data. Materials taken into consideration included those required to make a safe and comfortable environment for working. The labor cost to remove an item intact so that it can be used again (such as siding) is as much or more than it is to install the item; therefore, installation costs and removal intact costs were weighed the same. Where remedial safety measures were used, they include measures to mitigate hazards due to fire, earthquake, wind, and snow. Suppressing fire is of most importance since it has the ability to spread to nearby structures. H. Summary Most of the these buildings were engineered to be assembled and disassembled. Considerable thought and engineering went into the design of these buildings. They were designed to be light and to use as little lumber as possible. Rafters line up directly over studs and trusses which have concentrated loads, and are lined up directly over double studs. The top plates are single 2 by 4 members (two is the norm). Doors and windows have no headers which work for a short amount of time and for walls areas where the opening does not have a concentrated load such as a rafter in the middle of it. Many doors are unable to be closed because the top of the openings have permanently deflected over the years. final Kepori 25 April \6, 2002
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ARK ark:/87278/s60g3h88
Setname dha_ccc
Date Created 2004-06-28
Date Modified 2004-06-28
ID 428609
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60g3h88
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