Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - 343 pages
Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Fourth Edition is a must read for fire fighters, prospective fire fighters, and fire science students. This edition continues the Brannigan tradition of using plain language to describe technical information about different building types and their unique hazards. This text ensures that critical fire fighting information is easy-to-understand and gives valuable experience to fire fighters before stepping onto the fireground. The first edition of Building Construction for the Fire Service was published in 1971. Frank Brannigan was compelled to write the most comprehensive building construction text for the fire service so that he could save fire fighters' lives. His passion for detail and extensive practical experience helped him to develop the most popular text on the market. His motto of: "Know your buildings," informs every aspect of this new edition of the text.Listen to a Podcast with Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Fourth Edition co-author Glenn Corbett to learn more about this training program!Glenn discusses his relationship with the late Frank Brannigan, the dangers of heavy construction timber, occupancy specific hazards, and other areas of emphasis within the Fourth Edition. To listen now, visit: http://d2jw81rkebrcvk.cloudfront.net/assets.multimedia/audio/Building_Construction.mp3.

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Contents

Concepts of Construction
10
Chapter 2
32
Methods and Materials of Construction Renovation and Demolition
44
WrapUp
62
Building and Fire Codes
64
Features of Fire Protection
78
13
80
21
96
WrapUp
220
FireResistive Construction
222
Collapse of Reinforced Masonry
235
Signs of Trouble
241
WrapUp
248
Specific Occupancy Details and Hazards
250
The Victorian
281
Collapse 4298
308

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110
Wood Frame Construction
128
Learning Objectives
129
Heavy Timber and Mill Construction
154
Ordinary Construction
164
Masonry Construction Terms
168
Structural Elements
193
Noncombustible Construction
196
Introduction
198
More on the Fire Characteristics of Steel
206
Appendix B Imperial and Metric Conversions
311
32
312
FESHE Correlation Guide
315
Glossary
316
Index
330
34
333
Learning Objectives
342
Photo Credits
347
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