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  • Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildingsby Peter Irwin; Roy Denoon; David Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood... more...

  • Fire Detection in Warehouse Facilitiesby Joshua Dinaburg; Daniel T. Gottuk

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    Automatic sprinklers systems are the primary fire protection system in warehouse and storage facilities. The effectiveness of this strategy has come into question due to the challenges presented by modern warehouse facilities, including increased storage heights and areas, automated storage retrieval systems (ASRS), limitations on water supplies, and... more...

  • Accidental Or Incendiary?by Richard D. Fitch; Edward A. Porter

    Charles C Thomas 1997; US$ 54.95

    This new updated edition provides fire investigators with a better understanding of fire dynamics. The subjects covered in the 17 chapters include: investigation of fires; accidental or incendiary; safety precautions; pyromaniacs; arsonists; vacant and occupied building fires; aircraft, boat and motor vehicle fires; electrical fires; false alarms;... more...

  • Fawley's Front Lineby Roger Hansford

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In one of the most at-risk areas of the country, fire-fighting and preparedness are no laughing matter. Home to the UK's largest refinery, Fawley is vulnerable to petrochemical fires making the fire service vital to the town's infrastructure. Roger Hansford documents the provision and response of the local fire brigades through the century, not least... more...

  • The Home Security Handbookby Lynne Finch; Mike Seeklander

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Do you know what to do if you think someone is in your house? What if an unmarked car is trying to pull you over on a dark and lonely? Author Lynne Finch takes a comprehensive look at ways to improve your family?s immediate safety and methods for protecting them in the future. Finch covers a wide range of topics from temporary ways renters can make... more...

  • Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Handbookby Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This handy volume is a ready “go to” reference for the chemical engineer, plant manager, process engineer, or chemist working in industrial settings where dust explosions could be a concern, such as the process industries, coal industry, metal industry, and others.  Though dust explosions have been around since the Earth first formed,... more...

  • The Lightning Flash, 2nd Editionby Vernon Cooray

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1753; US$ 190.00

    With contributions from today?s leading lightning engineers and researchers, this updated 2nd edition of Vernon Cooray?s classic text, The Lightning Flash provides the reader with an essential introduction to lightning and its impact on electrical and electronic equipment. Providing the reader with a thorough background into almost every aspect of... more...

  • Intruder Alarmsby Gerard Honey

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 49.95

    Intruder Alarms provides a definitive and fully up-to-date guide to the specification, systems design, integration, installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems. It has been written to be the essential handbook for installation engineers and security professionals working in this rapidly expanding and developing area. The third edition... more...

  • Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systemsby Mary Lynn Garcia

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 67.95

    Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, 2e, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include... more...

  • Firefighter Examby LLC LearningExpress

    Learning Express 2013; US$ 8.99

    Challenging, rewarding, and well-paying, firefighting is a terrific career choice. But before they join the ranks of one of the nation's most admired occupations, applicants must pass a rigorous exam. With 5 total practice exams, this guide provides the most thorough and up-to-date preparation available. Featuring the latest information and advice... more...