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.MAXIMIZE FIRE SAFETY AT YOUR BUILDINGS!
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:
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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