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  1. 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

  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 exposure, on the

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Building Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Construction Types and Fire Behavior

    Online Articles

    Mon, 13 May 2013

    on the amount of combustible materials in the structure. Type V or wood frame has combustible materials anywhere in the ..... structural steel is a hybrid, and will be classified as Type V (photo 1). (1) The distinction between the building

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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)