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Building Construction : Methods and Materials for the Fire Service

Building Construction : Methods and Materials for the Fire Service - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131172517

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ISBN13: 978-0131172517
ISBN10: 0131172514
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Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Building Construction : Methods and Materials for the Fire Service - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131172517

Michael L. Smith

ISBN13: 978-0131172517
ISBN10: 0131172514
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Author Mike Smith has extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries this book emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. 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

Chapter 1: Loads and Other Forces Introduction Dead and Live Loads Stress Deformation Wind Load Snow Load Earthquakes Hurricanes and Tornadoes Forces School of Hard Knocks Summary On Scene
Chapter Review Questions Suggested Reading
Chapter 2: Plans and Codes Introduction Building Codes Code Development International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings (CABO) Occupancy Classifications Fire Resistance and Flame Spread Plans and Blueprints Types of drawing plans School of Hard Knocks Summary On Scene
Chapter Review Questions Suggested Reading
Chapter 3: Building Materials: Stone Masonry Steel Concrete and Wood Introduction Stone Granite Limestone Sandstone Marble Masonry Clay Brick Concrete Masonry Units Mortar Masonry and Safety Strategies for Safety Steel Iron Manufacturing Steel Making Processes Concrete Construction History Portland Cement Mixing Pouring or Placing Finishing Curing Wood School of Hard Knocks Summary On Scene
Chapter Review Questions Suggested Reading
Chapter 4: Building Components

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