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The Town That Was Burned for Science: Aultsville

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Published on Jun 4, 2018

Thanks to Betty from Articulations! Go see her video on the ISO Standard Exit Sign here: https://youtu.be/i5uSlAw8U9s - and pull down this description for links to all her sources.

The St Lawrence Burns were a series of deliberate fires in the soon-to-be-demolished village of Aultsville, Ontario, which was due to be flooded to make way for the St Lawrence Seaway. The results changed the way buildings are constructed around the world, and saved lives.

SOURCES:

Setting Fires for Science (1958): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJNco...

Background for the Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection Requirements of the National Building Code of Canada (1985):
http://nparc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/view/...

The St. Lawrence burns (June 1960):
http://nparc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/view/...

St Lawrence Burns - Radiant Temperature of Openings by D. G. Stephenson (December 1959)
http://web.mit.edu/parmstr/Public/NRC...


Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)

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