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Building Construction, 2e

Michael Smith

 

The understanding and knowledge of building construction is critical for all firefighters strategy and safety.  As the construction of new buildings and the materials used to build them continues to evolve, the need for fire service professionals to have up-to-date resources is more critical than ever. This second edition text is written to the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education  (FESHE) curriculum guidelines and outcomes, and incorporates the most recent NFPA Standards.  The author, who ascended the ranks in the fire service for 35 years, and also served 30+ years in the construction industry as a master builder, brings his insight and unique experience to the many facets of construction that only someone who has constructed buildings would know.  Along with key terms and review questions, a multitude of new features are also incorporated, including “Building Green”, which addresses the impact that “going green” has had in the building industry, as well as “Firehouse Discussion” which examines the role that a building can have on the outcome of an incident.

 

Features Include:

  • Up-to-Date information meeting the FESHE guidelines for Building Construction
  • Brand new material on lightweight buildings, elevator systems, windows and doors installed to thwart terrorism and much more…
  • Expanded information on trusses to include manufactured products and assemblies
  • New “First Response” feature that centers in on various building occupancies
  • New “Firehouse Discussion” that reflects the author’s vast experiences as well as allows readers to apply that knowledge if presented with similar circumstances
  • Full Online Courseware available
  • Thoroughly updated full color art program
  • Introduction, Key Terms, and End of Chapter Review Questions throughout to reinforce  learning and retention of key concepts
  • New ResourceCentral solution offering unique book-specific online resources for both students and instructors

 

Visit www.bradybooks.com for…

 

Other Titles of Interest:

Smith, Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fireground, 3e (0-13-215881-7)

Ford, Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (0-13-701548-8)

Gorbett, Fire Dynamics (0-13-507588-2)

Bruegman, Advanced Fire Administration (0-13-502830-2)

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

 

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Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, 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.

Synopsis:

Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, 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.

About the Author

 

Michael Smith  worked for over 35 years with the fire service, retiring at the rank of Deputy Fire Chief. He has also worked for over 30 years in the construction industry, because very few firefighters made enough money to work only one job.

He holds an A.S. degree in Fire Science; a B.S. degree in Construction Management; and an M.A. degree in Fire and Public Administration. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officers Program at the National Fire Academy. He is also a Certified Municipal Manager from George Washington University.

 

He is currently involved with Lecturing, Consulting, and Emergency Management for the Federal Government and the US Military. He can be reached through the publisher.

Table of Contents

  1. Load and Other Forces
  2. Plans and Codes
  3. Building Materials: Stone, Masonry, Steel, Concrete and Wood
  4. Building Components
  5. Building Systems
  6. Building Construction Types
  7. Trusses
  8. Size-up
  9. Collapse
  10. Command of Collapse Incidents

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132830072
Author:
Smith, Michael
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Safety-Fire
Copyright:
Series:
Building Construction for Fire Protection
Publication Date:
20110726
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
10.2 x 8.1 x 0.6 in 680 gr

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

 

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Used or rental books

If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code.

 

Access codes

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Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, 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.

"Synopsis" by ,

Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, 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.

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