Delmar Cengage Learning
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Protect against the life-threatening dangers of building collapse!
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.