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Operation Breakthrough: Fire Endurance Test on a Steel Tubular Column Protected with Gypsum Board



Release Date: 
April 1973 (26 pages)
Posted Date:   
June 23, 2020



This historic report, prepared by the Center for Building Technology of the NBS’ Institute for Applied Technology, details fire endurance tests carried out as part of Operation Breakthrough. Operation Breakthrough was a HUD demonstration project to test innovative building materials and methods which ran from the late 1960s to the early 1970s.


This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.