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Organized into three sections, it begins with the phenomena of fire followed by the principles of design by which one develops a defense against fire disaster in buildings. Lastly, it deals with the hardware of fire control, communication and extinguishment. A thorough analysis of building code criteria regarding fire safety is included. Each chapter features study aids along with questions and answers.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES: HOW FIRES WORK.
Fire Phenomenon in Buildings.
Effects of Fire.
SOFT TECHNOLOGIES: DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR FIRE SAFETY.
Major Occupancy Classifications.
Defining Construction Types.
Design Guides for Major Occupancy Types.
Exits and Egress.
HARD TECHNOLOGIES: CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS OF FIRE SAFETY.
Passive Construction Components.
Active Construction Components.
Glossary of Fire Terms.