Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection (McGraw-Hill Handbooks)

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9780071388917: Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection (McGraw-Hill Handbooks)

The first handbook devoted to the coverage of materials in the field of fire engineering. Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook walks you through the challenging maze of choosing form the hundreds of commercially available materials used in buildings today and tells you which burn and /or are weakened during exposure to fire. It is the burning characteristics of materials, which usually allow fires to begin and propagate, and the degradation of materials that cause the most damage. Providing expert guidance every step of the way, Fire Protection Building Materials Handbook helps the architect, designers and fire protection engineers to design and maintain safer buildings while complying with international codes.

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Your one-stop resource for the best understanding and minimizing of fire hazards with building materials.


If you are building, manufacturing, processing, shipping, or storing materials, you need this indispensable resource for minimizing fire hazards -- McGraw Hill's Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection.

The first book entirely devoted to the coverage of building materials behavior during a fire, the Handbook covers hundreds of commercially available materials, including plastics, metals, and wood products used in building, and chemicals used in chemical processes -- the very materials that allow fire to begin and propagate. In addition, you learn about:

* Material Specifications, Standards and Testing for International Fire Codes
* Plastics, Rubber, Elastomers, and Flame Retardants
* Burning Properties of Chemicals and Solvents
* Wood, Wood Products, and Metals in Construction
* Fundamentals of Fire Hazards of Materials (Burning, Smoke, Toxic Fumes)

The Handbook's all-star team of contributors includes Drs. Frederick Mowrer of University of Maryland, Archibald Tewarson of Factory Mutual Research, Guy Marlair of Ineris, Richard Lyon of FAA, Elisabeth Papazoglou of Great Lakes Polymers, Debbie Guckert and Roger Parry of DuPont, Jesse Beitel, Richard Gewain, and Nestor Iwankiw of Hughes Associates, Marc Janssens of Southwest Research Institute, Bradford Douglas of American Forest and Paper Association, Richard Shuford and Wai Chin of Army Research Laboratories, and Usman Sorathia of Naval Systems Command.

Whether you're an architect, a designer, a building or safety inspector, an engineer, a supervisor, or a manager, Handbook of Building Materials for Fire Protection delivers all the information and guidelines you need to make, use, ship or store materials that provide maximum fire safety for your buildings.

About the Author:

Charles Harper, Editor-in-Chief, was formerly Manager of Materials Engineering and Technologies for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and is now President of Technology Seminars, an organization devoted to presenting educational seminars to industry on important modern materials technology areas. Mr. Harper is also a series editor for the McGraw-Hill materials science and engineering titles. He is a chemical engineering graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as adjunct professor.

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Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071388915 ISBN 13: 9780071388917
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