The Art of Reading Buildings

January 13, 2020 - Comment

The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers,

The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered in this text.
• Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom rapid-read street guides• Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction • Develop a quick construction size-up for immediate application to fireground operations • Recognize firefighter traps in newer and alternative-construction methods • This text covers objectives for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course

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Anonymous says:

and many are great. This book is another one of those solid … There are many books on building construction for the fire service, and many are great. This book is another one of those solid building construction books. What sets it apart is that it attacks building construction from a different perspective. Instead of the traditional Type I,II,III,IV,V and attacks building construction from an era/occupancy/size etc.A different spin on things. The last 70 pages of the book are “rapid street read guides” which may be worth the entire…

Anonymous says:

Could have been 5-stars if pictures were in color Would have given this five stars as Dave and John have an abundance of knowledge in the book. The only complaint I have is that all of the pictures within the book are black and white which makes it difficult in the majority of the pictures to decipher details that you would be able to see in a color picture. It’s a shame and for the price of the book, I expected color pictures.

Anonymous says:

No refund granted The records show there was a refund on August 19th, 2019, but I haven’t no record of a refund.Can you check the status of my refund for the book, The Art of Reading Buildings for 82 dollars and change.Thank you so much for your help in this manner.Best regardsJames Mastro

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