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    Smile Hello from a Professional Engineer (Civil)

    Hello all. Hope to talk with you and learn a bit about the fire safety concerns. Already have a question for you. The definition of the different type buildings is difficult to discern. Also, the definition of 'exposure' is not quite clear. Anyone having some helpful hints would be well appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Simply stated, exposures are anything that's not on fire that might catch on fire if we don't do something about it. Most commonly it's used to describe buildings in close proximity, but it could also be multiple units within the same building, a structure next to a car fire, etc.

    Building construction is a little more complex. I'd suggest you pick up a copy of the late Frank brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service. It is probably the best reference available on the subject.
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