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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. 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

  2. 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


    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. Firefighters, Register Now for Remote ICC Final Code Hearings Voting

    Online Articles

    Mon, 17 Aug 2015

    Workshop Project, the United States Fire Administration’s project on Fire Fighting Tactics in Wood-Frame Residential Construction and the Modern Fire Environment Education Committee. He is a contributor for Fire Engineering Magazine and

  6. Fire Training and Research: UL FSRI to Study Firefighters' Training Environment

    Online Articles

    Fri, 14 Aug 2015

    on previous research studies (2008 DHS – Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction , 2010 DHS – Effectiveness of Fire Service Vertical Ventilation and Suppression Tactics, 2012 DHS – Effectiveness

  7. Building Construction: Company, Employers Fined After Ontario Fire That Endangered Workers, Injured Crane Operator

    Online Articles

    Thu, 21 May 2015

    000, according to an Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Labour release. On December 17, 2013, a five-story residential construction project located at 663 Princess Street in Kingston caught fire. Workers were evacuated and unharmed , but t

  8. P2 ~ Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths


    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    equipped with automatic sprinklers, the fire would have been stopped in its tracks. However, as it is with the residential construction industry, most commercial businesses, even those that house bulk hazardous materials, will not take voluntary