Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection

Author: Charles A. Harper
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071433309
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first handbook devoted to the coverage of materials in the field of fire engineering. Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook walks you through the challenging maze of choosing form the hundreds of commercially available materials used in buildings today and tells you which burn and /or are weakened during exposure to fire. It is the burning characteristics of materials, which usually allow fires to begin and propagate, and the degradation of materials that cause the most damage. Providing expert guidance every step of the way, Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook helps the architect, designers and fire protection engineers to design and maintain safer buildings while complying with international codes.

Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design

Author: Jane Lataille
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080506496
Format: PDF
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A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline. Protecting people, buildings and the environment from the impact of fire requires a comprehensive, systematic approach that includes the analysis of fire hazards as well as the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, suppression and communications systems. Jane Lataille takes the reader beyond these basic issues and includes information on mitigating potential fire damage through proper design and construction of buildings, industrial processes and utility systems. Through specific examples, the reader sees how fire protection engineering can be integrated with mechanical, electrical, structural, and chemical engineering. The book also includes a section on writing fire protection specifications as well as a comprehensive reference list. * Assure effective fire protection design through engineering * Avoid costly fire protection redesign * Effectively integrate fire protection features into project specifications

Illustrated 2003 Building Code Handbook

Author: Terry L. Patterson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071423656
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Helps you decipher complicated standards and get responses on plan submissions - avoiding costly revisions and re-designs. This book provides details and drawings for visualizing solutions; and interprets code requirements with illustrations, examples, explanations, and experience.

Fire from First Principles

Author: John Abrahams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135805725
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the third edition of an introduction to building fire safety that explains from first principles the basic strategies of fire safety design available to the building and construction professional.

Illustrated 2000 Building Code Handbook

Author: Patterson
Publisher: Mcgraw-hill
ISBN: 9780070494374
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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*The first book to reference the new International Building Code, making it a definitive resource for all practicing architects and engineers *The only illustrated code book in existence--dimensioned line drawings help designers and builders visualize code requirements quickly and easily, speeding along the building process *Points out differences between the newly integrated universal building code and the old Uniform, Southern, and National Building Codes

Illustrated 2006 Building Codes Handbook

Author: Terry L. Patterson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071457992
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A highly-visual approach simplifies the complex 2006 International Building Code This unique, one-stop reference is your most important resource for understanding and applying the 2006 International Building Code as it visually interprets complicated Code requirements with illustrations, examples, and explanations. Helps solve both nonstandard and routine situations with case study examples