ISBN 9780877653813,Building Construction for the Fire Service

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Delmar Cengage Learning

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780877653813

ISBN-10 087765381X


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 667 Pages
Language (English)

Medical physics

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.