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    Default Type 4 Construction

    The project is on type 4 construction and i need to compare and make a powerpoint and a model of the discussion..

    I have a few questions so if anyone is able to help i would greatly appriate everything

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    Your Name, Rank, Email for powerpoint
    Positives and Negatives of Heavy Timber?
    Lessons Learned for Fire Service with heavy timber?
    What have the fire service done to inprove fire saftey with heavy timber?
    What can we do to improve fire safty with heavy timber?

    IF you can email me please at bigredkacy@hotmail.com

    Thanks all for the help.

    Kacy
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    A bit of detail would be helpful. What is it you want to know?

    Post and Beam with heavy oak timbers is VERY popular for new high-end construction around here.

    My general observation is that the panels contain some really nasty crap, and you should make sure everyone stays masked-up longer than they might on a fire at a stick-built house.

    The timbers themselves are remarkably strong and resist fire well. Plenty strong enough to continue holding themselves up long after the walls and roof have burned away.

    If you can post more detail about what you are after, I will try to answer. We have (unfortunately) had a fair bit of experience with fires in this sort of structure lately.

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    ok edited topic for information needed.. thx

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    If you want an EXCEPTIONAL article on Type IV construction, look for an article by Chief Dunn of FDNY it was in Firehouse a few years back........(you might try his website as well). It had some great info and pictures.


    If you can't find it or dont have the time........let me know and I will try to dig it out of my files for you.
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    Try looking in the Ifsta building construction book it has some good info.

    jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by backsteprescue123 View Post
    If you want an EXCEPTIONAL article on Type IV construction, look for an article by Chief Dunn of FDNY it was in Firehouse a few years back........(you might try his website as well). It had some great info and pictures.


    If you can't find it or dont have the time........let me know and I will try to dig it out of my files for you.

    Sorry for reviving this old thread. I'm doing a project on type IV buildings as well and was wondering if anyone could point me to the right direction of that Type 4 construction article by Chief Dunn. I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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