Mudcat Café message #1880365 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96291   Message #1880365
Posted By: Peace
09-Nov-06 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: How high can a brick building go?
Subject: RE: BS: How high can a brick building go?
"Many older buildings in the US have 1/2" rods extending from side to side of the buildings"

It's important during fire situations, too. Metals expand with heat, and walls beginning to bulge near the pressure plates are an indicator that there has been lots of heat inside the structure and the possibility of floor collapse inside. If that occurs, there may be wall collapse also.