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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

  3. FIGHTING FIRES IN “MONSTER HOUSES”

    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

  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. Breaking Down Building Intelligence

    Online Articles

    Wed, 9 Jul 2014

    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 Service Industry News: Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association Selects Cleveland Division of Fire Battalion Chief for Fire and Life Safety Advocate of the Year

    Online Articles

    Thu, 10 Jul 2014

    Workshop Project and the United States Fire Administration project on Fire Fighting Tactics in Wood-Frame Residential Construction . He is also a contributor for Fire Engineering Magazine and co-hosts its "Taming the Fire Environment

  7. Fire Service Industry News: Study Finds Homeowners Prefer Fire Sprinkler-Protected Home

    Online Articles

    Tue, 24 Jun 2014

    do. For example, just half the homeowners recognize the increased fire hazards associated with lightweight residential construction to residents and firefighters, and only about a third understand how open design increases the danger of a

  8. Fire Service Industry News: Fire Sprinkler Ordinances is Expanding and Saving Lives

    Online Articles

    Sun, 27 Apr 2014

    grassroots movement has successfully promoted more than 360 local ordinances mandating sprinklers in all new residential construction , including one- and two-family homes, since 1978. Successful, indeed. A recent article backs this statement