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Space Planning for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Trades in Multi-story Building Construction

Wind Endurance
Although property casualty insurance companies are interested in a building's resistance to intense winds, risk underwriters traditionally take into account few, if any, wind-performance...

Fire Protection and Rescue
This section provides an overview of fire protection and rescue operations and equipment. Also present are guidelines for performing a post-earthquake investigation of fire protection...

Wireless System
The technology of using radio frequencies to communicate is not new. Ham radio and walkie talkies were the first form of radio communication used by the public; then the Citizen Band (CB)...

Structural Fire Resistance - Past, Present and Future

Structural Safety for Fire Conditions

European Experiences in Fire Design of Structural Steel

Thermal Response of Bare Steel Roof Assemblies to Fire Environments in Aerosol Storage Facilities

Containing Spills and Fire
A $95 million project to consolidate five jet fuel supply facilities that serve Los Angeles International Airport is nearing completion. The project shows how codes for wastewater-treatment...

The Effect of Moisture on Spalling of Normal and High Strength Concretes

Pavement Management Pays Off
Pavement Management Systems are paying off at various agencies from municipal to state levels. Its PMS consultant enabled the city of Oakland, Calif. to convince FEMA to pay for indirect...

Legal Weight Truck Cask Response to Regulatory Format Thermal Events, Part 2: Containment Seal

Floodplain Management in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles is located in a geologically young area of the western United States. It is characterized by highly erodible, steep mountains and flat alluvial plains. Located in a semi-arid...

Time-Dependent Degradation of Structural Systems During Fire -- A Method for Failure Prediction

Fire Reliability at Earthquake Occasions

Column Design in Fire Exposed Steel Frames

Land-Use Policy Decisions Based on a Probabilistic Assessment of Landslide and Debris Flow Risks after the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm

Bare Bones Buildings
A new approach to fire engineering opens possibilities of designing buildings in which the structural skeleton is part of the architectural statement. Fire and corrosion requirements used...

Blast Wall Bravura
Since the 1988 disaster on the Piper Alpha platform in the North Sea, which claimed 165 lives, legislation in the United Kingdom has required the operators of offshore installations to...

 

 

 

 

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