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

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  • Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairsby Bryan L. Hoskins; James A. Milke

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 61.12

    The Study of Movement Speeds Down Stairs closely examines forty-three unique case studies on movement patterns down stairwells. These studies include observations made during evacuation drills, others made during normal usage, interviews with people after fire evacuations, recommendations made from compiled studies, and detailed results from laboratory... more...

  • Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Second Editionby John J. Lentini

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 164.95

    Knowledge of the science behind fires is critical to understanding a fire’s cause and successfully presenting that determination to the authorities or in litigation. Now in its second edition, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation focuses on the practical application of scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Uniquely qualified... more...

  • Effective Physical Securityby Lawrence Fennelly

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 63.95

    Effective Physical Security, Fourth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements to physical security protection. The book contains completely updated sections that have been carefully selected from the authors’ work that set the standard: Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Fifth Edition. Designed... more...

  • How to Pass the UK's National Firefighter Selection Processby Mike Bryon

    Kogan Page 2011; US$ 14.99

    How to Pass the UK's National Firefighter Selection Process complies with the national standards and focuses on the most challenging parts of the application process. It includes new tests on fault diagnosis and spatial reasoning as well as practical ideas on how to dramatically improve your prospects before you apply. more...

  • Dust Explosionsby P. Field

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Handbook of Powder Technology, Volume 4: Dust Explosions presents the dust explosion problem in general terms and describes how and why dusts explode. This book discusses the various approaches used to deal with the dust explosion hazards. Organized into five chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the methods used to assess, remove, or minimize... more...

  • Plasticsby H. Macskásy; Gyula Palyi

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 93.95

    Presented here in detail is a number of generally accepted, standardised inflammability tests. A comprehensive survey of ISO, IEC, ASTN, VL, BS and DIN is given and other standards are also mentioned. The testing of materials, products and full-scale model-testing are described. Furthermore, the book describes methods for reducing the inflammability... more...

  • Fire Detection in Warehouse Facilitiesby Joshua Dinaburg; Daniel T. Gottuk

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 52.56

    Automatic sprinklers systems are the primary fire protection system in warehouse and storage facilities. The effectiveness of this strategy has come into question due to the challenges presented by modern warehouse facilities, including increased storage heights and areas, automated storage retrieval systems (ASRS), limitations on water supplies, and... more...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 158.93

    This volume summarizes the authors’ research at the Moscow’s State Fire Academy. Uniquely practical, it shows how to predict the behavior in a fire of real building structures and includes data on the flammability of a range of wood varieties of differing age. more...

  • Physical Security and Safetyby Truett A. Ricks; Bobby E. Ricks; Jeffrey Dingle

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 89.95

    How-To Guide Written By Practicing Professionals Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitioner introduces the basic principles of safety in the workplace, and effectively addresses the needs of the responsible security practitioner. This book provides essential knowledge on the procedures and processes needed for loss reduction,... more...

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

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 64.79

    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...