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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fire Investigationby Niamh Nic Daeid

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 154.95

    Fire Investigation covers the concepts and theories used to determine a specfic fire has been deliberately or accidentally set. The author clearly explains the concepts needed to gain insight into a fire scene investigation, including the dynamics of the fire, the necessary conditions for a fire to start and be maintained, the different types of combustion... 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...

  • Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigationby John J. Lentini

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 174.95

    Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation provides comprehensive coverage from historical, developmental, current, and practical perspectives. The author, uniquely qualified with years of experience in both on-site investigations and lab analyses, provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book is distinctive in that it not... more...

  • Risk Analysis in Building Fire Safety Engineeringby A. Hasofer; V.R. Beck; I.D. Bennetts

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 135.00

    This book bridges the gap between risk assessment and fire safety engineering like few other resources. As all required knowledge for Probability and Statistics for Fire Engineering is included in the preliminary chapters, the book is suitable for teaching Fire Engineering components in a wide range of engineering courses for senior graduates and... 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...

  • How to Develop and Implement a Security Master Planby Timothy Giles

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 98.95

    Engage Stakeholders with a Long-Term Solution The goal: Convince executive management to "buy in" to your security program, support it, and provide the largest possible amount of funding. The solution: Develop a meticulously detailed long-term plan that sells decision-makers on the dire need for your program, and then maps out its direction... more...

  • Fires in Silosby Ulrich Krause

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.00

    Providing many lessons learned from past silo fires coupled with in-depth knowledge from experts, this book explains current prevention measures in detail -- helping to prevent future damage. It covers numerous types of fire detection devices and fire fighting equipment, backed by extensive data tables listing fire and explosion characteristics of... more...

  • Fire Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, Second Editionby Charles A. Wilkie; Alexander B. Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 199.95

    When dealing with challenges such as providing fire protection while considering cost, mechanical and thermal performance and simultaneously addressing increasing regulations that deal with composition of matter and life cycle issues, there are no quick, one-size-fits-all answers. Packed with comprehensive coverage, scientific approach, step-by-step... more...