Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 343 pages
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In 1971, Francis L. Brannigan created Building Construction for the Fire Service. His goal was to offer the most comprehensive building construction resource available to fire fighters in order to save fire fighterrs"s lives. This book is the Fourth Edition of that groundbreaking resource. The Fourth Edition honors Frank Branniganrs"s legacy by continuing his passion for detail and extensive practical experience. His motto, "Know your buildings," impacts every aspect of this new edition. The Fourth Edition continues the Brannigan tradition of using plain language to deliver technical information about different building types and their unique hazards. It presents critical firefighting information in an easy-to-understand format and ensures that fire fighters have the knowledge they need before they step onto the fireground. The Fourth Edition is part of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines groundbreaking content with dynamic new features to support instructors and to help prepare students for the job. The Fourth Edition is a must read for fire fighters, prospective fire fighters, and fire science students. Chapters have been reorganized into three sections: the fundamentals of building construction, building types, and special hazards. The features found in the Fourth Edition will help readers take the next step in becoming outstanding fire fighters. These features include: Words from Brannigan-Words of experience from a master. Tactical Considerations-Important, life-saving tips designed to keep fire fighters safe. Now supported by instructor and student resources including: Instructorrs"s ToolKit CD-ROM Student Workbook
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Why We Do What We Do
7
Introduction Chapter 2 Concepts of Construction
10
Definitions of Loads
13
Safety Factor
21
Transmission of Loads
33
Methods and Materials of Construction Renovation and Demolition
44
Building and Fire Codes M
61
Learning Objectives
129
Lightweight Trusses and Other Wooden Members
136
Heavy Timber and Mill Construction
154
Rehabilitation and Demolition Hazard
160
Ordinary Construction
164
Noncombustible Construction wv vi
196
Steel Buildings
202
Learning Objectives
251

Building and Fire Codes
64
Fire Codes and Standards
67
Code Implications for Firefighting
75
Features of Fire Protection
78
Fire Terminology
81
Todays Fire Loads
91
WrapUp
123
Wood Frame Construction
128
Taxpayers and Strip Malls
281
WrapUp
294
WrapUp
306
FireResistive Construction Chapter 11 Specific Occupancy Details and Hazards Chapter 12 Collapse din A Sprinkler System Design Occupancies Imp...
311
FESHE Correlation Guide
315
s ?1 i1
339
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