The Art of Reading Buildings

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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.

Features include:

  • Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction
  • Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom Rapid Street-Read Guides
  • 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

-Click here for Instructor Guide

-Click here for Introduction & Practice Sessions DVD

by John Mittendorf and David W. Dodson

444 Pages/Hardcover/8.5x11/2014
ISBN10 1-59370-342-2

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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.

Features include:

  • Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction
  • Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom Rapid Street-Read Guides
  • 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

-Click here for Instructor Guide

-Click here for Introduction & Practice Sessions DVD

by John Mittendorf and David W. Dodson

444 Pages/Hardcover/8.5x11/2014
ISBN10 1-59370-342-2

Reviews (2)

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Great addition to my library

Great down to earth description of building construction.
Good coverage of modern building techniques.
Good discussion of the hazards and strengths of different building materials and methods.
Posted by Bill on 7th Oct 2017

Had my aTtention the whole time

Excellent book!
Posted by undefined on 9th Mar 2016

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SKU: 9781593703424
Availability: Usually ships the next business day.
Weight: 3.20 LBS
Width: 8.50
Height: 11.00