This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...both divisions contain types eminently fitted for this class of building. There is another type of construction in which steel beams are ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...both divisions contain types eminently fitted for this class of building. There is another type of construction in which steel beams are used to support the weight of the floor and the terra-cotta acts only as a filling. In lieu of the terra-cotta arch sometimes a concrete arch is used either with a metal centre or without. This type of fireproofing has a flat ceiling formed of metal lath and plaster. There are numerous systems in which either terracotta or concrete is used between steel beams for fireproofing, but the types shown serve to illustrate the principles upon which these systems are based. These systems, while being thoroughly practical for house construction, are somewhat more costly than the types which follow. Another type of construction thoroughly applicable to dwelling houses, while at the same time not so expensive as the former types has steel beams to support the tiles, and the floor is made self-supporting by introducing tee bars between each row of tile, so that the terra-cotta tiles are made to span long distances without the aid of intermediate steel beams; this reduces the cost of the floor a considerable amount. The photograph, page 50, shows a finished house erected near Philadelphia in which this construction was used for floors. The partitions were formed of hollow terra-cotta blocks and the roof of tile supported upon tee bars. See page 54. There are several modifications of this style of floor construction, all depending on terra-cotta to resist the compression which occurs at the top of the beam or floor and depending on steel or iron rolled shapes or metal webbing placed near the bottom of the floor to resist the tensile stresses which occur in that part of the beam. Under the sub-division of reinforced concrete, we have a t...
G-(Average soiling and wear to bindings, esp. at head and heel of spine; last paste-down is torn; pages and illus. are clear. ) Green and decorated cloth, 120 pp., 200 BW illus. A look at American architecture at the turn of the last century. With nine essays: Choosing a Site for the House / Charles Francis Osborne--Choosing a Style for the House / Frank Miles Day--Choosing SImple Materials for the House / William L. Price--Fireproofing the House / Emile G. Perrot--The Interior Finish and Furnishing of the Small House / Margaret Greenleaf--Planting about the House / W. C. Egan--The Small Garden / John W. Hall--What Six Thousand Dollars Will Do / W. P. R. Pember--Some Hints on Wall Decoration / Leila Mechlin. The main feature are the BW photos and floor plans, mostly of example homes in the Northeast and New England. Nice browsing for fans of old homes.
Hardcover binding, in green cloth. Title page & contents page are loose. This book is in GOOD overall condition. It shows signs of having been read and has general light wear to the cover, spine and pages.
Country Homes and Gardens of Moderate Cost; Two Hundred Illustrations Plans and Photographs of Houses and Gardens Costing from $800 to $6,000
by Charles Francis Osborne
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