Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 117 pages
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Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, Fourth Edition is a must read for fire fighters, prospective fire fighters, and fire science students. This edition continues the Brannigan tradition of using plain language to describe technical information about different building types and their unique hazards. This text ensures that critical fire fighting information is easy-to-understand and gives valuable experience to fire fighters before stepping onto the fireground. The first edition of Building Construction for the Fire Service was published in 1971. Frank Brannigan was compelled to write the most comprehensive building construction text for the fire service so that he could save fire fighters’ lives. His passion for detail and extensive practical experience helped him to develop the most popular text on the market. His motto of: “Know your buildings,” informs every aspect of this new edition of the text. Listen to a Podcast with Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Fourth Edition co-author Glenn Corbett to learn more about this training program! Glenn discusses his relationship with the late Frank Brannigan, the dangers of heavy construction timber, occupancy specific hazards, and other areas of emphasis within the Fourth Edition. To listen now, visit:

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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Concepts of Construction
Chapter 3 Methods and Materials of Construction Renovation and Demolition
Chapter 4 Building and Fire Codes
Chapter 5 Features of Fire Protection
Chapter 6 Wood Frame Construction
Chapter 7 Heavy Timber and Mill Construction
Chapter 8 Ordinary Construction
Chapter 9 Noncombustible Construction
Chapter 10 FireResistive Construction
Chapter 11 Specific Occupancy Details and Hazards
Chapter 12 Collapse
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