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David Topczynski's Blog – November 2015 Archive (2)

Building Renovations: the hidden dangers

Having an understanding of building construction is one of the best tools a firefighter can have to help them perform safely and efficiently at a fire. It may not be possible to know the specific details of a building’s layout before a fire, but by studying how buildings are constructed, we can predict how a fire will behave, travel, and react in different types of buildings.…


Added by David Topczynski on November 18, 2015 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Pre-fab Construction in Highrise Buildings

Here are two photos of a highrise building that is being constructed using pre-fab construction methods. As you can see, the A & C sides are placed, then the floor slab of the upper floor, which is held up by struts until the side walls are added. In the second picture you can see the side walls arriving with the windows installed and everything. Mid-rise and high-rise buildings are being constructed like this…


Added by David Topczynski on November 8, 2015 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

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