Accession Number : AD0817146

Title :   STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NFSS BUILDINGS. VOLUME I - PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 65-Jun 67,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECO NOMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hill, Edward L. ; Hill, Herbert H. ; Qadeer, Ahmed A. ; Nicholls, Anita B. ; Sawyer, Carl T.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : 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 DCF's, and the relative standard errors.

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), RHODE ISLAND, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CIVIL DEFENSE, BUILDINGS, DISTRIBUTION, WALLS, THICKNESS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES).

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE