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Building Construction Related to the Fire Service

Product Code/ISBN: 9780879395940

The brand-new 3rd edition of Building Construction Related to the Fire Service will give you basic information on how building are designed and constructed and how these designs related to emergency safety, specifically fire safety.  The text follows the course outline for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education committee presented in Building Construction for Fire Protection core course. 

The 3rd edition is packed with illustrations and images designed to heighten your learning on the subject and help you understand emergency situations and construction perfectly. Alongside the drawings this guide covers different case histories, real-life situations that involve real life safety principles, review questions, and key terms. It has everything you need to learn more about fire safety and to feel more confident in emergency situations! Apart from teaching you the basic concepts, this must-have manual will also teach you more about firefighter safety, different and new types of construction, different construction principles and even covers green construction.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity for you to add this incredible guide to your library!

Table of Contents

  1. Building Construction and the Fire Service
  2. Structural fire Resistance and Building Classifications
  3. The Way Buildings are Built: Structural Design Features
  4. Building Systems
  5. Fire Behavior and Building Construction
  6. Foundations
  7. Wood Construction
  8. Masonry and Ordinary Construction
  9. Steel Construction
  10. Concrete
  11. Roofs
  12. Special Considerations
  13. Buildings Under Construction, Remodeling, Expansion, and Demolition
  14. Non-Fire Building Collapse

About the publisher: The International Fire Service Training Association was found in 1934 on the principles of identifying the different training areas and needs in fire service and fire emergencies.  They are made up of different fire safety personal and are involved in not only printing materials to inform the people, but also hosting and providing different training sessions.