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

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    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. Taxpayers and Strip Malls: Construction and Tactics

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    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

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

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    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)

  4. Firefighter Safety: Construction Concerns: Hybrid Buildings

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    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

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

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    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

  6. Construction Concerns: Types of Construction

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    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. Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse

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    Tue, 24 Apr 2012

    severity of the force or act. Strength, fire resistance, and damage issues of structural members include the following: In Type V (wood-frame) buildings, all structural members are combustible. Those of manufactured and composite materials like

  8. A Commonsense Approach to Building Construction

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jan 2012

    1) A typical "bungalow"-style house; bungalows can be of ordinary (Type III, such as this one) or frame ( Type V ) construction. A unique hazard associated with an enclosed porch such as that seen here is that failure of the picture

  9. B.L.A.S.T. the Fire

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    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    types of homes and buildings to which I usually respond (Type III, ordinary construction with lightweight trusses or Type V , wood-frame construction, both built on a slab). I focus on these buildings' construction characteristics, how

  10. Leveraging Building Intelligence for an Initial Response and Beyond

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    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