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Chris Naum on Type III Construction Part 3

Podcast: BuildingsonFire: Taking It to the Streets: Type III Construction, Part 3

Chris Naum and company talk building construction in part three of a four-part series on "brick 'n joist" Type III construction.
Podium wood-frame private dwellings are raised with the use of reinforced concrete from four to ten feet into the air.

Combustible Construction: Podium Wood-Frame Private Dwellings

Salvatore Ancona reviews issues firefighters may encounter when dealing with fires in podium wood-frame private dwellings.

Podcast: Fire and Training with Doug Cline: Mike Wallingford

Host Doug Cline speaks with guest Mike Wallingford, fire captain with the Jeffersontown (KY) Fire Protection District, about construction site emergencies.
Main Street Firefighting

Podcast: Main Street Firefighting: Brian Bastinelli

Hosts Chris Tobin and Lex Shady interview Battalion Chief Brian Bastinelli from the Harrisburg (PA) Bureau of Fire. 
Fire in Milan

Questions Arise over Cladding in Milan High-Rise Fire

Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala said it was “unacceptable” that a building just over a decade old showed itself to be so vulnerable.
Anchor ties and wall straps

Main Street Memo: Wall Tie vs. Anchor Strap

This firefighter training bulletin focuses on differentiating two building construction elements: wall ties and anchor straps.
Fire Engineering podcasts

Podcast: Jack Murphy and Jerry Tracy on High-Rise Firefighting

Joe Pronesti and Bobby Halton sit down with Jerry Tracy and Jack Murphy, the authors of a forthcoming book on high-rise firefighting.
A veneer wall is made of a single vertical thickness of masonry

Veneer vs. Façade: What’s the Difference?

Sal Ancona explores the distinction between these building features and what they might mean for firefighters.
Firefighters examining building exteriors as part of training on building construction challenges

Main Street Firefighting: A Modern Take on Legacy Buildings

How do we train our firefighters on the challenges associated with legacy buildings? Chris Tobin and Lex Shady have some suggestions.
Standpipe and fire alarm control panel in sick high-rise buildings

‘Sick’ High-Rise Buildings Undergoing Alterations

High-rise buildings undergo a life cycle of being born, getting sick, and dying. Jack J. Murphy and Jerry Tracy on what these conditions mean for firefighters.