Timber Building

Fire Service Concerns of Tall Timber Buildings

Recently an article, Construction Concerns: IBC 2021 Heavy Timber Proposal[1] , appeared in Fire Engineering that raised concerns regarding the now newly passed “Tall Mass Timber” code additions to the International Building Code (IBC) 2021…
High Rise Building

High-rise buildings and Fire

High-rise buildings present several unique challenges not found in traditional low-rise buildings; longer egress times and distance, evacuation strategies, fire department accessibility, smoke movement and fire control. High-rise buildings…
Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety measures include those that are intended to prevent ignition of an uncontrolled fire, and those that are used to limit the development and effects…
commercial building fire in los angeles

Fire burns through roof of building in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - A building in downtown Los Angeles caught fire Wednesday morning, prompting a large response from firefighters. The blaze started about 5 a.m. and burned until 8:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Margo Street, about four blocks from…

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