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Expect more Foam Sheathing Insulation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2012) The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), through an industry effort, achieved an important change in gaining broad acceptance of a performance-based standard for the use of foam insulation products in all code complying commercial applications during the recent International Building Code (IBC) Final Action Hearings in Portland, Oregon. […]

Is your Fire Prevention message up to date?

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As most firefighters should know this week is National Fire Prevention Week . I am sure many of you are out spreading the message of Fire Prevention this week. I would like to say thank you for serving your communities and you will probably never know how many life’s were truly saved by your wonderful […]

New NIST Laboratory to test Net-Zero Home

The following information was released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): NIST Unveils Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility to Improve Testing of Energy-Efficient Technologies In a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, the U.S. Commerce Departments National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home […]

Fire Training Toolbox

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Greetings to all, I am very excited to tell you about the newest endeavor we have started. Many of the training officers around me already knew that I would do a monthly group email to my list of training folks. Sharing what training outlines and such that I have developed for that month for my […]

Cold Formed Steel

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Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) is the common term for products made by rolling or pressing thin gauges of sheet steel into goods. Cold-formed steel goods are created by the working of sheet steel using stamping, rolling, or presses to deform the sheet into a usable product. Cold worked steel products are commonly used in all areas […]

Safe Building Codes Incentive Act

  A bi-partisan bill seeking support from public safety aims to reduce loss of life and damages after disasters. A hearing for the Safe Building Codes Incentive Act is set for this Tuesday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. and will be webcast live. The Safe Building Code Incentive Act would create a financial incentive for […]

Green Construction & Building a Brighter Future

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Before I share a special guest article.I would like to invite everyone to join me this Friday at Firehouse Expo@Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, MD I am very excited and honored to be teaching this year. Green Building Construction For The Fire Service 7/20/2012 12:00:00 PM Room 343 Description: This presentation will examine various green buildings and […]

WHAT ARE SIPs?

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SIPs is an acronym for Structural Insulated Panel. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating rigid foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to […]

The Greenest College Campuses

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Compiled By: Online Colleges Guide

Greenroofs: Wind & Fire Video from Virtual Summit 2011

This is a great discussion about “Green Roof Wind & Fire Codes” from Virtual Summit 2011 panel. Panel members: Kelly Luckett, Mike Ennis, and Jim Kirby Description: No longer can the green roof be deleted from a project due to failure to comply with the fire code. After three years in the making from members […]

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