A website that provides definition to different terms used in building construction. It also includes some illustration and examples.
23-page presentation about hazards related to building construction. The primary objective of understanding building construction and materials is to apply this information to the fireground. Firefighters should use this knowledge to monitor signs of structural instability.
This article discusses the conditions that lead to structural collapse while under fire conditions submitted by Sean P. Toomey, Liscenced Fire Protection Engineer in New Hampshire