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  1. 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 exposure, on the

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


    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

  3. Construction Concerns: Types of Construction

    Online Articles

    Mon, 18 Nov 2013

    joist). Type IV: (heavy timber). Type V : ( wood frame ). Types I, II, III ..... traditional sawn timbers and joists. Type V wood frame construction includes structures ..... veneer lumber (LVL). (1) (2) Type V also includes such varied construction methods

  4. Concealed Spaces and Fire Spread

    Online Articles

    Wed, 24 Aug 2011

    III: Ordinary Type IV: Heavy timber Type V : Wood frame These five types of construction ..... brick exterior, and is classified as Type V Wood Frame by the building officials ..... and stud-framed interior partitions Type V wood frame (all sub-classes), with

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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)

  9. Firefighter Safety: Construction Concerns: Hybrid Buildings

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Jun 2014

    officials as the type which uses the most combustible elements. The most common hybrid is the lightweight wood frame ( Type V ) supported by structural steel (photo 1). This type of hybrid can be a single story or multiple stories. Traditional

  10. New Codes and Standards Influence Future Tactics

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jan 2012

    other floors may be built as Type III (ordinary) or Type V (wood-frame) construction. On the ticking incident ..... whereas the third through sixth floors feature wood-frame Type V construction. During a fire, each construction classification