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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Polymer Green Flame Retardantsby Constantine D. Papaspyrides; Pantelis Kiliaris

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 235.00

    Polymer Green Flame Retardants covers key issues regarding the response of polymers during fire, the mechanisms of their flame retardation, the regulations imposed on their use, and the health hazards arising from their combustion. Presenting the latest research developments, the book focuses in particular on nanocomposites, believed to be the most... more...

  • Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessmentby Newport Partners LLC

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This SpringerBrief reviews current home fire sprinkler system costs in one- and two-family dwellings, mobile homes, and multifamily residential buildings up to four stories. It provides individual community data and qualitative data gained through interviews with community officials, builders, and fire sprinkler contractors. The systems are reviewed... 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...

  • 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...

  • Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Massby CCPS

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Complemented by an estimating tool spreadsheet based on a fixed set of chemicals to assist in risk estimations, Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass converts a "best guess" to a calculated value based on available information and current technology. The text documents and explains the science and background of the technology-based... more...

  • Personnel Protection: Residential Securityby Jerome Miller; Radford Jones

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 24.95

    Personnel Protection: Residential Security is a video presentation. Length: 10 minutes. Executive protection doesn?t end when the executive leaves the office. In Personnel Protection: Residential Security, presenters Jerome Miller and Radford Jones discuss the components of a residential security system. Topics in this 10-minute video presentation... more...

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

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 160.00

    Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements,... more...

  • Assessment of Total Evacuation Systems for Tall Buildingsby Enrico Ronchi; Daniel Nilsson

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This SpringerBrief focuses on the use of egress models to assess the optimal strategy for total evacuation in high-rise buildings. It investigates occupant relocation and evacuation strategies involving the exit stairs, elevators, sky bridges and combinations thereof. Chapters review existing information on this topic and describe case study simulations... more...