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Protection of buildings, Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary

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  • Water-Resistant Design and Constructionby William Walker; Dan Felice

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 59.00

    Capitalize on Proven Solutions to the 25 Most Common Water Problems in Buildings_and Avoid Costly Construction Claims! The Illustrated Guide to Water Resistant Design and Construction provides state-of-the-art solutions to prevent the most common water-related problems in buildings. Designed to save you time and money, this expert resource... more...

  • Modern Protective Structuresby Theodor Krauthammer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 179.95

    In today's world, reasonably predictable military operations have been replaced by low intensity conflicts-less predictable terrorist activities carried out by determined individuals or small groups that possess a wide range of backgrounds and capabilities. Because of the threats posed by this evolving type of warfare, civil engineers and emergency... more...

  • The Home Security Handbookby D. G. Conway

    How To Books 2008; US$ 17.00

    Offers an approach to assessing home security. This title shows how to: perform a security review on your home; take effective countermeasures suitable for your property and situation - designed to be implemented with the minimum cost and effort; and, reduce the risk of becoming a crime statistic yourself. more...

  • Firefighters Then and Nowby Melissa A. Settle

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2006; US$ 8.99

    Firefighters are community heroes and their job is to help wherever there is trouble. Firefighters must be well trained, wear protective uniforms, and ride on trucks that are equipped to fight fires. Firefighters and the equipment they use today have changed significantly over the years. more...

  • Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildingsby David Yung

    Wiley 2008; US$ 98.50

    This book arrives at just the right time to facilitate understanding of performance-based fire risk assessment in buildings – an integral part of the global shift in policy away from traditional prescriptive codes. Yung, an internationally recognised expert on the subject of fire risk assessment, introduces the basic principles and techniques... more...

  • Fire Behavior of Upholstered Furniture and Mattressesby John Krasny; William Parker; Vytenis Babrauskas

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 150.00

    In the United States alone, deaths due to furniture and bed fires still rank as the top-most category of fire losses. The flammability of upholstered furniture is a major concern of engineers and others across a wide swath of organizations. This book was written to provide its audience with the science and engineering need to better understand the... more...

  • Polyurethane and Fireby F. H. Prager; Helmut Rosteck

    Wiley 2006; US$ 325.00

    A survey of all facets of the fire performance examination and evaluation of flexible and rigid polyurethane foams in the various fields of building construction, furniture and furnishings, transportation and electric appliances. The basic information concerning the relevance of the different test procedures allows realistic requirements to be set,... more...

  • Guidelines for Evaluating Process Plant Buildings for External Explosions and Firesby Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

    Wiley 2010; US$ 184.00

    Dedicated to the Memory and Spirit of Donald F. Othmer Though there are many industry practices for building design and siting, they do not always apply to all sectors of the industry, or ensure consistent levels of safety. This practical book, written by the same author as API Recommended Practice 752, provides the details to implement the recommended... more...

  • Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principlesby Dennis P. Nolan

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 149.00

    The security and economic stability of many nations and multinational oil and chemical companies is highly dependent on the safe and uninterrupted operation of their oil, gas and chemical facilities. Fire and explosion incidents are among the most critical impacts than can occur to these operations. This book provides a reference guide for professionals... more...

  • Rescue Menby Charles C. Kenney

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 26.00

    An unvarnished family memoir of three generations of Irish-Catholic Boston firemen more...