ISBN-10:
0471572365
ISBN-13:
9780471572367
Pub. Date:
11/01/1993
Publisher:
Wiley
Simplified Design for Building Fire Safety / Edition 1

Simplified Design for Building Fire Safety / Edition 1

by James Patterson, Patterson

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471572367
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/01/1993
Series: Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides Series , #16
Pages: 344
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.

Design Strategies.

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.

Appendices.

Glossary of Fire Terms.

Bibliography.

Index.

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