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Fire Building Construction: Modular Issues: Set the Data Free!

01/09/2014
By Kevin A. Gallagher It didn’t take long for this web column to be noticed by officials of the Modular Building Systems Association. The October 2013 feature ("Modular Construction: Hidden Hazards Within") was quickly responded to by the Association’s Executive Director, Tom Hardiman, by a letter to the editor of Fire Engineering. The good folks at Fire Engineering allowed me to write a response, and both documents were published in the magazine’s December 2013 issue, found HERE. The issue is quite simple: On one side—me—is the belief that certain construction techniques used in prefabricated (modular) construction behave poorly under fire conditions. On the other side—Hardiman...

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