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Building Construction Related to the Fire Service / Edition 3
     

Building Construction Related to the Fire Service / Edition 3

by IFSTA
 

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ISBN-10: 013801308X

ISBN-13: 9780138013080

Pub. Date: 05/06/2010

Publisher: FPP/IFSTA


This textbook matches the course outline and objectives identified by the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) committee for the Building Construction for Fire Protection core course.

This new 3rd edition provides the reader with basic instruction about how buildings are designed and constructed and how this

Overview


This textbook matches the course outline and objectives identified by the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) committee for the Building Construction for Fire Protection core course.

This new 3rd edition provides the reader with basic instruction about how buildings are designed and constructed and how this relates to emergency operations. In addition to basic construction principles, a new emphasis is placed on firefighter safety, newer types of construction that may be difficult to identify, and green construction principles. This edition is illustrated with new drawings and photos, case histories that emphasize real-life safety principles, key terms, and review questions. Fire inspectors, preincident planners, fireground commanders, investigators, and firefighters will all find useful and valuable information in this new edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138013080
Publisher:
FPP/IFSTA
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Series:
Building Construction for Fire Protection Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
554,574
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Building Construction and the Fire Service
2. Structural Fire Resistance and Building Classifications
3. The Way Buildings are Built: Structural Design Features
4. Building Systems
5. Fire Behavior and Building Construction
6. Foundations
7. Wood Construction
8. Masonry and Ordinary Construction
9. Steel Construction
10. Concrete
11. Roofs
12. Special Considerations
13. Buildings Under Construction, Remodeling, Expansion, and Demolition
14. Non-Fire Building Collapse

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