Architects are always challenged with providing strong and durable, yet economical buildings. This is especially true when the building being designed represents fire safety for the community. Designing the new East Providence Fire Station was no different. Architects from The Providence Partnership selected brick, stone and cement stucco masonry as the materials of choice for the exterior veneer because of their strength, durability, and reputation as the safest building materials in the industry.
This chimney cutaway shows the relationships between the clay flue liner (which is set in fireclay mortar), brick infill, face brick, and roof construction, with required separation from combustible materials. The chimney cap is cast-in-place reinforced concrete, with flashing below. Baby tins and counterflashing (not shown) resist moisture intrusion where the chimney intersects the roof. […]
This fireplace cutaway shows the relationships between the firebox (which is constructed of fire brick laid in fireclay mortar), smoke shelf, smoke chamber with parging, and flue, with required separation from combustible materials. The fireplace face is defined by the vertical distance between the damper and the lintel supporting the face brick across the fireplace […]
This detail illustrates a sloped roof terminating into a higher masonry veneer wall. The veneer is supported below the roof by CMU or other supporting structure. Above the roof, a series of short masonry flashing components4 are mechanically fastened to the backup wall using a termination bar with continuous sealant5 along the top; these short […]
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