A practical understanding of fire protection systems is essential to effective management of a fire scene. Fire Protection Systems focuses on the operational characteristics and abilities of different types of systems and equipment that are used during f
Learn the "ins and outs" of fire protection system hardware!Comprised of 37 illustrated chapters from the recently published Fire Protection Handbook, the new Operation of Fire Protection Systems helps you make better, more informed decisions about safety. Over 30 leading fire protection experts contributed their expertise to this comprehensive look at how fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems work, and what you need to do to keep them operational. You'll be able to oversee outside contractors, perform in-house tasks, and conduct inspections, with: Coverage of detection and alarm systems including notification appliances, fire alarm system interfaces, and gas and vapor detection systems and monitors Guidance on automatic sprinklers, water spray protection, standpipe and hose systems, and hazards such as Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Facts about direct halon replacement agents, foam, and all types of extinguishing agents and systemsFacility managers, AHJ's, and fire service pros gain the knowledge needed to keep equipment online and pass promotional exams.
A quick, easy-to-consult source of practical overviews on wide-ranging issues of concern for those responsible for the health and safety of workers This new and completely revised edition of the popular Handbook is an ideal, go-to resource for those who need to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control conditions that can cause injury or illness to employees in the workplace. Devised as a “how-to” guide, it offers a mix of theory and practice while adding new and timely topics to its core chapters, including prevention by design, product stewardship, statistics for safety and health, safety and health management systems, safety and health management of international operations, and EHS auditing. The new edition of Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health has been rearranged into topic sections to better categorize the flow of the chapters. Starting with a general introduction on management, it works its way up from recognition of hazards to safety evaluations and risk assessment. It continues on the health side beginning with chemical agents and ending with medical surveillance. The book also offers sections covering normal control practices, physical hazards, and management approaches (which focuses on legal issues and workers compensation). Features new chapters on current developments like management systems, prevention by design, and statistics for safety and health Written by a number of pioneers in the safety and health field Offers fast overviews that enable individuals not formally trained in occupational safety to quickly get up to speed Presents many chapters in a "how-to" format Featuring contributions from numerous experts in the field, Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, 3rd Edition is an excellent tool for promoting and maintaining the physical, mental, and social well-being of workers in all occupations and is important to a company’s financial, moral, and legal welfare.
This thought-provoking and controversial book challenges the recent vilification of asbestos by providing a historical perspective on Americans' changing perceptions about risk. Rachel Maines suggests that the very success of asbestos and other fire-prevention technologies in containing deadly blazes has led to a sort of historical amnesia about the very risks they were supposed to reduce. Asbestos and Fire is an important contribution to a larger debate that considers how the risks of technological solutions should be evaluated.
MAKE SURE YOUR DESIGN MEETS CODE—The only step-by-step guide to understanding and using model building codes, federal regulations, and standards in interior design Whether you're developing a space plan for a new building, making minor changes to an existing structure, or selecting finishes and furniture, this unique guide can save you valuable hours of research time while dramatically reducing the potential for costly planning oversights. The only single-source guide devoted exclusively to interiors, it clearly explains all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of both commercial and residential interiors. With a clear, straightforward organization, it quickly routes you to the specific information you need on everything from occupancy classifications, plumbing and mechanical requirements, accessibility and means of egress, to fire protection systems, interior finishes and furniture, and much more. Clear, in-depth explanations of the three major U.S. model codes—the National, Standard, and Uniform Building Codes Also covers the Life Safety Code, National Electrical Code, ADA requirements, ANSI and NFPA standards, and others Guides you step-by-step through the entire code process Packed with summary diagrams, charts, and project checklists Includes a glossary of all relevant terms, abbreviations, and acronyms Codes Guidebook for Interiors is sure to become a standard tool of the trade for architects and interior designers, as well as facility managers, construction managers, and developers.
Best Practices for Today's Construction Challenges
Author: Robert Wible
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
In-depth, “what-to-do-now” building strategies to secure structures against natural forces as well as terrorism This unique, practical resource is written for building owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and other building professionals who must meet today's urgent security needs. Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines delivers effective, permanent solutions to securing structures right now. The only resource to provide such on-the-job guidance, Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines defines all relevant issues, including the environment, sustainability, energy, information technology, changing demographics, safety vs. affordability, and much more, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of all participants. Provides step-by-step “best practices” guidelines and at-a-glance checklists for disaster preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery Fully addresses topics such as risk-threat assessments, recommended HVAC systems and emergency generators...how to ensure that the elderly/handicapped can exit buildings quickly and safely...more Lists the newest technologies and materials relevant to creating more secure structures...explains their advantages and disadvantages...tells how to incorporate them into new construction and/or use them for retrofitting INSIDE Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines Construction Regulation Then and Now • Defining the Issues and Roles • Existing Codes • Existing Structures: Inspecting and Retrofitting • Before New Codes Are in Place: Interim Solutions • Preparation, Mitigation, Response and Recovery for Terrorism and Natural Disasters • New Technologies and Materials • Security and the Future Direction of Construction Industry • Resources for Additional Information