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  1. Lightweight Residential Construction : Collaboration Adds to Firefighter Safety

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Aug 2010

    The fire service has had some success in getting requirements for the additional protection of lightweight construction put into the International Residential Code. Sean DeCrane discusses how the fire service partnered with other stakeholders to make this happen and how you can get involved to help

  2. One of the features of recent residential construction is the "great room" with a large floor area.

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Dec 1999

    where applicable, are included after the caption. Click here to enlarge image One of the features of recent residential construction is the "great room" with a large floor area. The clear area may be achieved by a lumberyard of trusses

  1. FDIC 2011 Classroom Warns of Dangers Posed by Modular Construction

    Online Articles

    Thu, 24 Mar 2011

    operating at fires at prefabricated (modular) residential construction . Gallagher recounted an incident involving ..... expect ceiling failure sooner than in traditional residential construction , and when it does the fire has a pathway into

  2. National Green Building Standard approved

    Online Articles

    Tue, 3 Feb 2009

    safe and sustainable building practices for residential construction , including both new and renovated single ..... point for comprehensive approaches to green residential construction . This is the result of many months of hard


    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Feb 2005

    BY JEFF Shupe A t rend in today’s residential construction and one that has been growing for some time throughout the country is the development of single-family dwellings of extreme size and volume. In some areas, these

  4. FDIC 2014: Session: Tactics and Strategies for the Hidden Hazards of Modular Construction

    Conference Sessions

    Thu, 10 Apr 2014

    Fires across the country have raised questions relative to certain techniques used in modular residential construction . The explosive speed of the fire in relation to the factory-based construction has raised an alarm among fire service leaders. The issues discovered and the threats they pose to ...

  5. Fire Building Construction: Construction Concerns: Wood Frame Concealed Spaces

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Feb 2015

    join the tops of the load-bearing walls (photo 2). (1) Photos by author. (2) The ceilings in modern residential construction are often of gypsum drywall board that is screwed to the underside of the trusses or rafters. In older construction

  6. Tile Roof: Vertical Ventilation

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

    Spanish" tile roofs is becoming commonplace in subdivisions across the United States. Up to 80 percent of new residential construction in the Sunbelt regions contain some form of tile roofs. For the homeowner, these roofs offer several positive

  7. Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

    TIC). One tactic not routinely performed on residential construction is the kerf or triangle inspection cut. Just ..... a kerf or triangle cut has benefits even in residential construction . Overhaul. Overhaul will pose some challenges

  8. Building Construction and Fire Behavior: Glenn Corbett on Huge Edgewater (NJ) Fire

    Online Articles

    Mon, 2 Feb 2015

    Battle Huge Edgewater (NJ) Apartment Complex Fire Photo Gallery: Edgewater (NJ) Fire RELATED Lightweight Residential Construction : Collaboration Adds to Firefighter Safety Lightweight Apartment Building Fires: Heavyweight Realities CODE