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

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  • Fire Investigationby Charles B. Hobson

    Charles C Thomas 1992; US$ 58.95

    This book dispels the "old firemans’ tales" of fire investigation by providing the fire investigator with a better understanding of the scientific basis of fire dynamics and development. It is a unique approach in that it investigates and explains the scientific principles of fire dynamics and their application to practical fire investigation.... more...

  • Fire Behavior and Fire Protection in Timber Buildingsby Roza Aseeva; Boris Serkov; Andrey Sivenkov

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    This volume describes fire behavior and fire protection of timbers in outdoors and indoors application mainly in construction industry. The Authors? novel approach considers the relationship between various species and age of timbers and its fire behavior at different thermal and fire loads. Quantitative data of ignition speed and flame propagation... more...

  • Flammability of Cartoned Lithium Ion Batteriesby R. Thomas Long Jr.; Jason A Sutula; Michael J Kahn

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This SpringerBrief summarizes a full-scale, reduced commodity fire testing comparison of cartoned Lithium ion batteries and FM Global standard commodities in a rack storage configuration, as reported by FM Global. Tests evaluate the flammability characteristics of the materials and the effectiveness of ceiling level only sprinkler protection. The testing... more...

  • Fire Safety and Risk Managementby Fire Protection Association

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This textbook is directly aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. Each chapter guides the student through the syllabus with references to legal frameworks and guidelines. Images, tables, case studies and key information are highlighted within the text to... more...

  • Fire and Explosivesby John D Wright; Jane Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 158.00

    This introductory text on labour economics covers topics such as: the shift in America from a manufacturing-based economy to a service economy; the changes in the economic conditions in the US; the implications of NAFTA and GATT; and the labour markets. more...

  • Fire Safety Management Handbook, Third Editionby Daniel E. Della-Giustina

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 89.95

    Acknowledgments Preface Case Study Model Major Organizations Involved in the Field of Fire Safety Fire Chemistry Essential Elements Identification and Control of Materials Considered Hazardous Building Construction Fire Detection Systems Fire Control Systems Care, Maintenance, and Inspection Legal Aspects, Organization, and Legislation... more...

  • Residential Burglaryby George F. Rengert; Elizabeth Groff

    Charles C Thomas 2011; US$ 36.95

    This updated and expanded new edition continues its unique approach and engrossing exploration of the elements of residential burglary. Presented in five parts, the first is concerned with what is on a burglar?s mind when he or she considers whether to commit a burglary and which house to choose. The second part is concerned with time and the opportunities... more...

  • Analysis and Interpretation of Fire Scene Evidenceby Jose R. Almirall; Kenneth G. Furton

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 159.95

    FIRE DYNAMICS Dave Sheppard, ATF Research Laboratory What did the Witness See? Fire Compartment Fires Ignition Fire Plume Ceiling Jet Heat Transfer Smoke and Visibility Recommended References References FIRE SCENE INVESTIGATION: AN INTRODUCTION FOR CHEMISTS Gregg A. Hine, ATF Research Laboratory Introduction Fire Investigation Issues The Fire Scene... more...

  • Prevention of Premature Staining in New Buildingsby Phil Parnham

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 157.95

    The appearance of ugly staining early in a buildings life, ruins an otherwise pleasing appearance, tarnishes the image of the owners and gives rise to costly refurbishment works. In this book Phil Parnham raises a number of questions that should be considered whenever a new building is being designed or built. These are: * why has staining become... more...

  • Evaluation of Fire Safetyby D. Rasbash; G. Ramachandran; B. Kandola; J. Watts; M. Law

    Wiley 2004; US$ 176.00

    Preface. PART I: STRUCTURE OF THE FIRE PROBLEM. 1 The place of fire safety in the community. 1.1 The nature of the fire hazard. 1.2 Interaction between fire hazard and other hazards. 1.3 Major fire hazard areas. 1.4 The total cost of fires. 1.5 Prescriptive and functional approach to fire safety. 1.6 Purpose and outline of this book.... more...