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The Art of Reading Buildings



Publisher:PennWell Corporation

Authors:John Mittendorf, David W. Dodson, Dave Dodson

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The Art of Reading Buildings Description

The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered in this text.

• Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom rapid-read street guides
• Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction
• Develop a quick construction size-up for immediate application to fireground operations
• Recognize firefighter traps in newer and alternative-construction methods
• This text covers objectives for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course

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