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

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  • Security and Safety in Los Angeles High-rise Buildings After 9/11by Rae Archibald; Jamison Jo Medby; Brian Rosen; Jonathan Schachter

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    In the wake of September 11 this text identifies generic terrorism threats to, and practices used to safeguard, high-rise buildings in Los Angeles and elsewhere. It discusses potential responses after an event and suggests preparations that local government and the private sector could take. more...

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

    Wiley 2004; US$ 170.00

    Fire safety is a major concern in many industries, particularly as there have been significant increases in recent years in the quantities of hazardous materials in process, storage or transport. Plants are becoming larger and are often situated in or close to densely populated areas, and the hazards are continually highlighted with incidents such... more...

  • Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, Second Editionby R. Craig Schroll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 164.95

    Fundamentally, fire prevention and control refer to systems and practices that increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and rapidly and effectively control fires. Changing safety codes and regulations along with recent technological advances have rendered the first edition of this popular handbook somewhat... more...

  • Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areasby Caird Ramsay; Lisle Rudolph

    CSIRO Publishing 2003; US$ 35.95

    A practical guide that will assist in actively planning for prevention of property loss in bushfires. more...

  • Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protectionby Horvá; Tibor th

    Wiley 2006; US$ 98.50

    The advent of complex intelligent structures and low-voltage electronic installations within buildings requires increasingly sophisticated lightning protections techniques. As a multimedia book, Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection is a unique, interactive self-teaching tool that provides an in-depth understanding of lightning protection.... more...

  • Electronic Security Systemsby Robert Pearson

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 63.95

    Electronic Security Systems is a book written to help the security professional understand the various electronic security functional components and the ways these components interconnect. Providing a holistic approach to solving security issues, this book discusses such topics as integrating electronic functions, developing a system, component... more...

  • Dust Explosions in the Process Industriesby Rolf Eckhoff

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 230.00

    Unfortunately, dust explosions are common and costly in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper and pharmaceutical. It is imperative that practical and theoretical knowledge of the origin, development, prevention and mitigation of dust explosions is imparted to the responsible safety manager. The material in this book offers... more...

  • Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systemsby Mary Lynn Garcia

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 66.95

    Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems will describe the entire vulnerability assessment (VA) process, from the start of planning through final analysis and out brief to senior management. The text will draw heavily on the principles introduced in the author?s best-selling Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems and allow... more...

  • Fire Protection Engineering in Building Designby Jane Lataille

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 87.95

    A clear and concise reference guide on integrating fire protection design, Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design encompasses not only the basic information on the functions, design, and applications of fire protection systems; but also reveals how this information can and should be integrated with every other major engineering discipline.... more...

  • Fire Protectionby Robert Burke

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 154.95

    The modern definition of firefighter no longer means ?putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.? Emergency responders answer incidents ranging from fire alarm activations to elevator rescues and medical emergencies more often than full-blown fires. Consequently, responders increasingly interface with a wide array of building systems. Underscoring the... more...