FDIC 2014 Preview: Reading a Building

Retired city of Los Angeles (CA) Battalion Chief John Mittendorf will be joined by Dave Dodson to talk about building construction and size-up at FDIC 2014.

Tired of the usual, boring building construction classes? We know it’s an important topic, but sometimes the classes are difficult to sit through. This class takes a whole new approach and is designed to provide tools and practice to help you improve your first-due rapid-reads on buildings. The class covers the traps of classifying buildings using the traditional “five types” and offers a solution using the era/use/type/size approach. As requested, more Rapid-Read Street Guides will also be presented.

JOHN MITTENDORF is a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department and held the rank of battalion chief at his retirement. He is the coauthor with Dave Dodson of the upcoming book The Art of Reading a Building and received the FDIC 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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