Fire Engineering Books: Failure Point: How to Determine Burning Building Stability
Failure Point: How to Determine Burning Building Stability by Howard J. Hill, Assistant Chief (Ret.), FDNY
In this book Chief Hill describes building construction features and how to recognize collapse dangers for all types of buildings and construction methods.
The book contains a wealth of useful information, including discussions about:
- key elements that warn of imminent fire-induced collapse
- how to prevent injuries to operating personnel
- adapting risk/benefit techniques to manage firefighting personnel on the fireground
- how building codes affect fire-induced building collapses
- and much more!
Failure Point is an important resource for chief officers, company officers, firefighters, and code officials. It meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) requirements for the Building Construction for Fire Protection course.
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