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  1. Firefighter Training: Sean DeCrane: The Fire Service and Tunnel Vision

    Online Articles

    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

    project on Fire Fighting Tactics in Wood-Frame Residential Construction , and the Modern Fire Environment Education ..... Breaking Down Building Intelligence Lightweight Residential Construction : Collaboration Adds to Firefighter Safety New

  2. Firefighter LODDs: 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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

  7. Controlling the Openings: Is This the Future of Ventilation?

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    Underwriters Laboratories. 2. ---------- "Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction ." Underwriters Laboratories. 3. ----------"Analysis of Changing Residential Fire Dynamics and

  8. Code Council Teams Up with National Association of Home Builders and National Kitchen and Bath Association

    Online Articles

    Sat, 7 Sep 2013

    the building safety and residential construction industries will be on ..... be the largest-ever residential construction expo in the nation in ..... organizations in key segments of residential construction so ideas will flow and coalitions

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

    Conference Sessions

    Thu, 10 Apr 2014

    Department Description 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

  10. Fire Codes: Taming the Fire Environment: Building Intelligence for First-Due Fire Companies and Beyond, Part 1

    Online Articles

    Fri, 10 Jan 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