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Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, it explains building materials and processes that are involved in the construction of structures and provides students with the knowledge required to operate safely and effectively within residential or commercial buildings. Discussions of actual incidents experienced by the author and case studies containing critical thinking questions give students a better understanding of what to expect in the field.
Table of Contents
- Load and Other Forces
- Plans and Codes
- Building Materials: Stone, Masonry, Steel, Concrete and Wood
- Building Components
- Building Systems
- Building Construction Types
- Trusses and Other Manufactured Assemblies
- Command of Collapse Incidents