Civil engineers, and the building construction industry have long held
that an interior wall that goes from floor to ceiling can be a
"firewall". There are some specific criteria, but the NFPA has a
ratings table that rates these firewalls in hours. That is, a four hour
or a 30 minute variety depend on the construction, and "depth" in
Most building sites have an assigned engineer that can explain it in
Late of Johnson Controls, Inc.
Steve Lodin wrote:
> In article <848112568 .
net>, you write:
> > The meaning of the term is (I believe) from the automotive context,
> > in which you have a firewall between the engine and passenger
> > compartment, in case the engine brews up.
> And to get rid of the negative connotation associated with the term firewall
> and the automobile, the automobilie industry is now using the new term bulkhead.
> Steve Lodin - Delco Electronics - swlodin @
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