Sunday, February 8, 2009

Engineered Systems; It's the Little Things that'll hurt you

During some recent travels while teaching, I normally go poking around construction sites when time permits to observe regional construction techniques, methods and features and to photograph these buildings to add to my building construction media library to support my training programs on building construction & firefighter safety. While looking over a number of large scale homes in the 4500-5000 square foot range at one area developmet, I observed some very common workmanship issues in nearly all of the homes that were under construction. Take a look at these series of images and discuss the operational impacts of these features, if you were to respond and deploy at a residential fire....

Take the time to get out into the street and into the construction sites around your district, you'll be surprised at what you'll find.

Have a safe tour...

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1 comment:

  1. When the sheet rock is up we'd never see these problems until they come crashing down on us during a fire. Thanks for sharing.


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