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MCat: Property
Cat: Buildings

Designing buildings for fire safety - controlling and reducing fire spread. Fire protection for steel columns. Technical information on construction materials, equipment, and systems. Mathematical models used to calculate fire resistance.

39 Resources
Basic Housing Inspection Manual [38606] ?

Now called the Healthy Housing Reference Manual

Basic Roof Calculator [17962] ?

Online calculator

Building Design for Homeland Security [27383] ?

A series of reference manuals to design safe buildings to mitigate against terrorist attacks

Building Environmental Science [17662] ?

Lecture notes related to thermal comfort, solar radiation, thermal effect, condensation in bldgs

Building Measurement - Technical [23955] ?

Articles and whitepapers covering building area measurement issues

Building Measurement: AIR Industrial Building Standards [pdf] [34288] ?

Measurement of industrial buildings for leasing purposes

Building Measurement: ANSI/BOMA Standard Method of Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings [28745] ?

Answers to frequently asked questions related to calculating floor area according to the standard

Updated Building Measurement: HABS Drawing Guidelines [34290] ?

How to do field measurements, calculate areas, etc in older buildings

Building Measurement: Modifying the BOMA Standard [pdf] [34289] ?

This approach involves the concept of Base Building Corridor

Building Renovation Health Hazards [pdf] [6630] ?

How to minimize potential health hazards from building renovation activities

Updated CCB Construction Criteria Base [26525] ?

Text of the CCB

Chimney Safety Hot Topics [16859] ?

Chimney safety, carbon monoxide hazards, avoiding chimney-related dangers, etc.

Construction Calculators [30364] ?

To determine quantity and costs

Demolition Environmental Checklist [pdf] [13427] ?

To control hazards from mercury, asbestos, PCBs, lead, CFCs, HCFCs, etc when in demolition

Electrically Operated Partition and Door Safety [19614] ?

New York state law requirements

Electrically Powered Movable Partitions [19622] ?

Guidelines for their safe use

Fire Protection for Portable Structures [33583] ?

Text of the US Dept of Energy standard

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings [pdf] [40208] ?

Addresses fire hazards and risks related to green building design

Flame Spread Ratings [11843] ?

Flame-spread ratings for some common building material

Green Building Challenges for the Fire Service [39442] ?

Fire department concerns regarding green buildings

Green Building Construction and Daylighting [39444] ?

Fire concerns regarding atria, skylights, light concerns, clerestory windows, etc

Green Building Design Can Pose Fire Safety Challenges [40211] ?

The new methods and materials that are used to support green building concepts can result in specific fire hazards

Green Building Design Solutions and Materials May Be Fire Hazards [40212] ?

Some new materials currently used in green construction haven't been subject to stringent testing

Green Buildings - California Green Construction Code [pdf] [40214] ?

2008 California Green Building Standards Code

Updated Green Buildings - Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers [40210] ?

A comprehensive guide for procuring green building products and construction/renovation services within the Federal gov

Green Buildings - Green Globes [40217] ?

Reference guidance

Updated Green Buildings - Green Rating Systems [40218] ?

A comparison of the world's various green rating systems

Green Buildings - LEED Certification and Health [40220] ?

Do LEED-Certified Green Buildings Protect Human Health?

Green Buildings - LEED Rating Systems [40216] ?

Reference guidance

Home Construction Techniques and Safety [22222] ?

Advice related to safe home design and construction - wind design concepts

Updated HUD Rehab Guide [38607] ?

State-of-the-art practices in nine areas - innovative remodeling techniques

International Code Council Resources [40213] ?

Information from the ICC

K-12 School Facilities - Design [17795] ?

Planning and Design for K-12 School Facilities in North Carolina

Mobile Home Inspection Guide [29075] ?

How to Inspect Mobile Homes or Manufactured Housing for Defects

Room Drywall Material And Cost Calculator [17961] ?

Calculate the amount the amount of sheetrock needed to drywall an area or a room

Sample Roof Diagram [25746] ?

A form

Updated Unified Facilities Guide Specifications [18848] ?

Construction specs manual - 16 sections

Whole Building Design Guide [26526] ?

Resources for architects and building professionals related to building design

Updated Wind Safety of the Building Envelope [11841] ?

Discussion ranges from basic information on various types of winds and wind/building interactions to detailed recs


Related Categories & Information

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Disasters / Evacuations
Guidelines on emergency evacuation programs, fire drills, etc.

Disasters / Mitigation
How to mitigate property losses from wildfires, floods, earthquakes & wind, etc

Industrial Hygiene / Indoor Air
IAQ guides, checklists, fact sheets, sick building syndrome & more

Property / Fire Engineering
Documents on fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire protection

Property / Fire Hazards
Control of special fire hazards

Property / Lighting
Descriptions of lighting technologies

Property / Railings
Handrail and grab bar safety and accessibility requirements

Property / Smoke
Smoke detectors, smoke management, smoke alarms

Property / Sprinklers
Technical resources on fire sprinklers, halon, fire protection engineering

Property / Windows
Window safety tips

Regulations / ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) case law, regulations, reference materials

Regulations / Building
Ordering information for building code standards such as UBC, UFC, NEC


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