In this episode, James Johnson talks with guest Bud Henkels about building codes and construction issues affecting firefighter and civilian safety.
For many with low or fixed incomes, mobile homes provide an affordable housing option that's hard to beat. But affordability can come at a cost.
Tim Olk shares photos of Chicago firefighters operating at a partial building collapse.
A construction scheme to service high rent tenants created a virtual bomb, causing the 2015 gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village that killed two people, injured 19 others and leveled three buildings, prosecutors said Monday during the start of trial.
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.