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Report on Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) recently released a report titled, Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings. The Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), conducted the study, which was sponsored by the Foundation’s Property Insurance Research Group (PIRG), to begin to understand the performance of tall wood buildings under credible fire scenarios to ensure the […]

The Bowstring Truss

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All bowstring trusses are not created equal.

Taking it the Streets: Reading the Building

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Know what to look at when Reading the Building? Looks can be deceiving.

Engineered Structural Support (ESS) system: Been in the Field lately?

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Been in the field lately looking at your buildings under construction? Here’s a new look at a common Engineered Structural Support (ESS) system.

Building Construction for Today’s Fire Service

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Here’s the starting line-up of the New 2013 Buildingsonfire Training Programs and Seminars

Defining Buildings and their Inherent Characteristics

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Defining Building Categories and Systems for Today’s Fireground

Bridging The Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings Guide

A Fire and Safety Building Guide to Green Construction from the NASFM

Building Construction Training for Fire Service Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters

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We’ve got an advance look at some of the new training and lecture offerings coming out this fall and for 2012 that will be offered commencing in October for the Buildingsonfire Series

The Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse 1981; The Begining of Urban Heavy Rescue

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On July 17, 1981 a suspended walkway collapsed in The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, killing 114 people and injuring 216.

Fire Behavior 101; Taking it to the Streets

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  Fire Behavior Fire Dynamics Fire Dynamics is the study of how chemistry, fire science, material science and the mechanical engineering disciplines of fluid mechanics and heat transfer interact to influence fire behavior. In other words, Fire Dynamics is the study of how fires start, spread and develop. But what exactly is a fire? Defining Fire Fire […]

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