In this episode, James Johnson talks with guest Bud Henkels about building codes and construction issues affecting firefighter and civilian safety.
Tim Olk shares photos of Chicago firefighters operating at a partial building collapse.
Because of the increased wall height, floor loads, and the weight of tilt-up panels, the typical single insertion point raker may be ineffective for shoring such structures. The two insertion points involved in each double insertion point raker shore allow for better lateral load distribution to the ground and a higher, more stable, insertion point.
Philadelphia firefighters responded to a multi-alarm fire this afternoon in the Parkside section of Philadelphia.
In this episode of "The Built Environment," host James Johnson is joined by special guests John Mittendorf and Vinnie Dunn to talk building construction.
"The buildings of today become our work environments of tomorrow, and any changes to building materials and systems directly impact the way we perform our duty," writes James Johnson.
On Monday, residents and firefighters of the city of Hackensack (NJ) paused to remember the five firefighters who were killed in the line-of-duty during the 1988 Hackensack Ford fire. Ron Jeffers, who was at the fire, shared some photos from the 31st annual commemoration of that terrible event.
Construction Fire Safety Coalition Administrator Raymond O’Brocki offers this indepth look at how strict adherance to fire codes protect fire service members and civilians alike on construction sites.