Building Construction for the Fire Service

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Jan 1, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 667 pages
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Protect against the life-threatening dangers of building collapse! Brannigan's book can save your life! Extensively updated, revised, and expanded, this 3rd edition text shows you how to recognize the signs of building collapse before it happens--so you can get out while there's still time. You'll be informed about critical topics such as: The toxic combustion products of vermin- and moisture-resistant treated wood The outcome of multi-million-dollar lawsuits involving some fire-retardant treated plywood The total collapse hazard to post-tensioned concrete buildings under construction The dynamics of the "stack effect", and more! Photographs and illustrations help you visualize key concepts, so you can spot dangers on the job. A "must" for fire fighters, engineers, and all those concerned with building collapse, this book gives you the facts you need to avoid construction hazards. Work smart... order today!
  

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Contents

Initial Thoughts and Recommendations
1
Definitions of Loads 16 Dead Load 16 Added Dead
23
The Characteristics of Materials 32 Tactical
39
Tactical Considerations
80
Failure of Connections 81 Tactical
86
Tactical Considerations
105
Dangerous Treated Wood 112 Tactical Considerations
113
Finger Joints 117 Chipboard 117 Tactical
119
Code Variances 319 Preplanning Your McCormick
321
Concrete Construction
325
Concrete Structural Elements 332 Columns 332 Tactical
334
Concrete Floors 334 Tactical Considerations 337 Prestressed
342
Hazards of PostTensioning 347 Collapse of Reinforced
349
Protection of Tendons 355 Tactical Considerations 355
358
Fire Problems in Finished Buildings 359 Fire
367
Precast Concrete 372 Tilt Slab Hazards 373 Bridges 373
373

Wood Shingle Roofing 124 Tactical Considerations
126
Advantages and Disadvantages 130 Use of Unprotected
132
Making Wood Construction Safe 137 References 138
138
Characteristics of Ordinary Construction 149 Renovation
152
Sand Lime Mortar 157 Wooden Beams 158 Poor Quality
160
Unstable Walls 161 Holes in Walls 161 Steel Lintels 162
162
Braced Walls 162 Hanging Signs 163 Balconies 163
163
Carbon Monoxide 164 Masonry Walls 164
164
Plane of Weakness 164 Effect of Interior Structure on the Wall 165 Appearances Are Deceiving 166 Steel Beams 166
166
Telephone Poles 167 Materials Soaked by Water 167 Effect of Fire Streams on Brick Walls 167 Tactical Considerations
167
lnterior Structural Stability 169 FireResistive Combustible Assemblies 169 Interior Support Systems 169 Deficiencies of Materials 170 Tactical Con...
173
Beam to Girder Connections 173 Beam to Column Connections 173 CastIron Columns 174 Tactical Considerations 176 Suspended Loads 176 Flo...
178
Tactical Considerations 180 Fire Characteristics of Conventional Wood Roofs 180 Roof Hazards 181 Tactical Considerations 182 Tactical Conside...
184
Void Spaces 184 Tactical Considerations 184 Interior Sheathing 185 Light Smoke Showing 185 Tactical Considerations 186 Ceiling Spaces 186 ...
189
Tactical Considerations 189 Combustible Gases 189 Tactical Considerations 190 Large Voids 190 Tactical Considerations 192 Fire Extension 192 ...
194
Masonry Bearing Walls as Fire Barriers 195 Fire Doors 195 Tactical Considerations 195 Tactical Considerations 196 Protection from Exposures 19...
199
Risk Analysis 200 Tactical Considerations 201 Fireground Safety
203
Mill Construction 204 Conversions Modifications Preservation 205 Code Classified Heavy Timber Construction 206 Tactical Considerations
206
Case Studies for Ordinary Construction and Heavy Timber
207
Ordinary Construction 208 Heavy Timber Structures
211
References
213
Garden Apartments and Other Protected Structures
215
Principles of Fire Resistance
243
Steel Construction
255
lnsulated Metal Deck Roof Fire Problem 302 Fires
308
Unprotected Steel in Wood and Ordinary Construction 314
314
Fire Growth
381
Considerations
389
Rattan 394 Wood 394 Plywood 395 Tactical
398
Residential Fire Tests 404 Films Available 404 Tactical
406
Caution About ASTM E84412 Fire Rated 413 The Radiant
414
Smoke Damage 425 Contaminated Smoke 425 Tactical
427
Smoke Movement 429 Containment
437
Case Studies 447 References
448
Parking Garages 469 A Unique Design 470 Tactical
470
Occupancy 475 Accommodation or Access
476
Smoke Movement in HighRise Buildings 479 Thermal
483
Smoke Removal Systems 487 Tactical Considerations
489
lnstallation of Special Equipment 492 Fire Load and Flame
496
Automatic Sprinklers 501 For You to Do 502 Tactical
504
Trusses
517
Automatic Sprinklers
565
Fire Service Misconceptions 578 Fire Department
585
Outside the Building 587 Inside the Building 589 Sprinkler
597
Rack Storage
605
Some Major Losses 611 The Problem
611
Management Attitude 616 Attitudes of Public
618
Warehouse Loss Examples 625 Preplanning 626 Tactical
627
Protecting the Department and the City Treasury 633
633
Last Minute Updates
637
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