City council stares down combustible-material specs in code amendment
- Published: Monday, 29 August 2016 15:23
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
The Sandy Springs (Ga.) City Council has voted unanimously to amend the city’s building code to include new requirements prohibiting use of combustible materials in the frames and load bearing walls of structures above three stories or 100,000 square feet. The measure comes at a time when many cities are weighing similar measures to increase the resiliency of new buildings.