STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NFSS BUILDINGS. VOLUME I - PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
Final rept. Jul 65-Jun 67,
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECO NOMICS DIV
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The statistical frequencies of occurrence of selected structural attributes in a sample of National Fallout Shelter NFSS buildings in five cities are reported in five volumes as follows Volume I, Providence, Rhode Island Volume II, New Orleans, Louisiana Volume III, Detroit, Michigan Volume IV, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Volume V, San Jose, California. The structural characteristics of the buildings analyzed include floor area, number of stories, total building height, foundation, substructure, exterior walls, apertures, frame, roof, floors, and interior partitions. These data, in a statistical sense, provide a basis for determining the blast resistance of fallout shelter buildings. A sufficient number of buildings was surveyed in each city to give a relative standard error of approximately twenty percent for an estimate of an attribute which occurs in twenty-five percent of the buildings in each city. A brief summary of the most pertinent results observed for each structural detail is given in each volume. Appendix material include the raw data as collected in the field, the list of sample buildings, the Data Collection Form DCF used by the field survey teams, the instructions used by the survey teams in completing DCFs, and the relative standard errors.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology