Simplified Design for Building Fire Safety / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Organized into three sections, it begins with the phenomena of fire followed by the principles of design by which one develops a defense against fire disaster in buildings. Lastly, it deals with the hardware of fire control, communication and extinguishment. A thorough analysis of building code criteria regarding fire safety is included. Each chapter features study aids along with questions and answers.
|Series:||Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides Series , #16|
|Product dimensions:||7.13(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.94(d)|
About the Author
James Patterson is the author of Simplified Design for Building Fire Safety, published by Wiley.
Hometown:Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:Newburgh, New York
Education:B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Table of Contents
ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES: HOW FIRES WORK.
Fire Phenomenon in Buildings.
Effects of Fire.
SOFT TECHNOLOGIES: DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR FIRE SAFETY.
Major Occupancy Classifications.
Defining Construction Types.
Design Guides for Major Occupancy Types.
Exits and Egress.
HARD TECHNOLOGIES: CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS OF FIRE SAFETY.
Passive Construction Components.
Active Construction Components.
Glossary of Fire Terms.