Building Construction for the Fire Service

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - 667 pages
Protect against the life-threatening dangers of building collapse! Brannigan's book can save your life! Extensively updated, revised, and expanded, this 3rd edition text shows you how to recognize the signs of building collapse before it happens--so you can get out while there's still time. You'll be informed about critical topics such as: The toxic combustion products of vermin- and moisture-resistant treated wood The outcome of multi-million-dollar lawsuits involving some fire-retardant treated plywood The total collapse hazard to post-tensioned concrete buildings under construction The dynamics of the "stack effect", and more! Photographs and illustrations help you visualize key concepts, so you can spot dangers on the job. A "must" for fire fighters, engineers, and all those concerned with building collapse, this book gives you the facts you need to avoid construction hazards. Work smart... order today!

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Contents

Initial Thoughts and Recommendations 1
12
Composite Materials 50 Composite
50
Wood Construction
89
Firestopping and Truss Floors 109 Tactical
109
Spliced and Laminated Timbers 115
115
Ordinary Construction
143
Cracks 160 Arches 160 Tiles 160
160
Unstable Walls 161 Holes in Walls 161 Steel Lintels 162
162
Ordinary Construction 208 Heavy Timber Structures
211
References
213
Garden Apartments and Other Protected Structures
215
Gas Service 221 Tactical Considerations 222
222
Tactical Considerations
231
Principles of Fire Resistance
243
Steel Construction
255
Concrete Construction
325

Braced Walls 162 Hanging Signs 163 Balconies 163
163
Carbon Monoxide 164 Masonry Walls 164
164
Plane of Weakness 164 Effect of Interior Structure on the Wall 165 Appearances Are Deceiving 166 Steel Beams 166
166
Telephone Poles 167 Materials Soaked by Water 167 Effect of Fire Streams on Brick Walls 167 Tactical Considerations
167
Interior Structural Stability 169 FireResistive Combustible Assemblies 169 Interior Support Systems 169 Deficiencies of Materials 170 Tactical Co...
173
Beam to Girder Connections 173 Beam to Column Connections 173 Cast Iron Columns 174 Tactical Considerations 176 Suspended Loads 176 Fl...
178
Tactical Considerations 180 Fire Characteristics of Conventional Wood Roofs 180 Roof Hazards 181 Tactical Considerations 182 Tactical Conside...
184
Void Spaces 184 Tactical Considerations 184 Interior Sheathing 185 Light Smoke Showing 185 Tactical Considerations 186 Ceiling Spaces 186 ...
189
Tactical Considerations 1897 Combustible Gases 189 Tactical Considerations 190 Large Voids 190 Tactical Considerations 192 Fire Extension 192...
194
Masonry Bearing Walls as Fire Barriers 195 Fire Doors 195 Tactical Considerations 195 Tactical Considerations 196 Protection from Exposures 19...
199
Risk Analysis 200 Tactical Considerations 201 Fireground Safety
203
Mill Construction 204 Conversions Modifications Preservation 205 Code Classified Heavy Timber Construction 206 Tactical Considerations
206
Case Studies for Ordinary Construction and Heavy Timber
207
Total Collapse 356 Tactical Considerations 356 Hazard
358
Fire Growth
381
Smoke and Fire Containment
419
HighRise Construction
451
Tactical Considerations 476 Forcible Entry 476
476
Trusses
517
Considerations
532
Automatic Sprinklers
565
Management 597 Special Situations
597
Rack Storage
605
Last Minute Updates
637
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