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  1. Firefighter Safety and Building Construction: Type V Double Roof

    Online Articles

    Mon, 5 Aug 2013

    type of construction is in their district. The other day we were scheduled to do a rough inspection on an addition to a Type V house. When we arrived, we found that the homeowner was constructing a two-room addition with an entryway. This addition

  2. Building Construction: Understanding Loads and Loading

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jun 2010

    range from several hours to a little over a day, sometimes with a site visit. The types or classifications from Type I to Type V are reviewed, and then a quiz or exam is given. At the end of your initial training, a few questions on the exam pertain

  1. Building Construction: Understanding Loads and Loading

    Online Articles

    Tue, 1 Jun 2010

    range from several hours to a little over a day, sometimes with a site visit. The types or classifications from Type I to Type V are reviewed, and then a quiz or exam is given. At the end of your initial training, a few questions on the exam pertain

  2. Wind-Driven Fire Challenges Atlanta Firefighters

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 8 Sep 2014

    building contained eight apartments and was approximately 8,000 square feet in the rear of the complex. The structure was Type V , wood-frame platform construction. The building had access for apparatus on the Alpha side of the incident. An attached

  3. Risk Management: It's Not Just a Catchphrase

    Blogs

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    may even dictate strategy and tactics. Of the 36 incidents studied, 18 of the structures involved Type V , or wood-frame, construction. Type V is used in most modern homes. It is also the most dangerous type of building in which a firefighter

  4. Risk Management: It's Not Just a Catchphrase

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    may even dictate strategy and tactics. Of the 36 incidents studied, 18 of the structures involved Type V , or wood-frame, construction. Type V is used in most modern homes. It is also the most dangerous type of building in which a firefighter

  5. Taxpayers and Strip Malls: Construction and Tactics

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 23 May 2014

    foot ceilings. Strip malls can be built using noncombustible construction (Type II) or wood-frame construction ( Type V ). Type III construction is also common, typically taking the form of concrete block or prefabricated concrete wall panels

  6. Fire Safety: Construction Concerns: Construction Job Site Hazards

    Online Articles

    Mon, 12 May 2014

    equipment. (4) If there is a fire in any of these buildings under construction, and especially if the construction is code Type V (wood frame), expect a fire that expands rapidly, and extends quickly between floors and other areas of the building

  7. Leveraging Building Intelligence for an Initial Response and Beyond

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    environment with new and available technologies. (1) This 2½-story building appears from the exterior to be a Type V wood frame/platform structure. (Photos by author.) (2) Peel away the outside shell, however, and it reveals a

  8. Fire Service Industry News: Harper College Fire Science Technology Program Unveils Innovative Training Tool

    Online Articles

    Sun, 2 Feb 2014

    Combustible (i.e. Steel with Protective Fire Coating) Type III: Exterior-Protected Masonry (Wood interior) Type IV: Heavy Timber (i.e. Solid or Laminated Heavy Timber) Type V : Wood Frame (Platform Frame and Balloon Frame)