Archive for March2017

Effects of Fire on Concrete Structures

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This week’s highway structure collapse in Atlanta should highlight the concept that concrete and masonry may be “non-combustible”, but it cannot be considered completely fire-proof. Often, I run into individuals who believe that because their building is of steel or masonry construction, this means it is not particularly susceptible to heavy damage from a fire. […]

Fire in Water-Based Paint Operations

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Earlier this week, a fire was reported in a Pennsylvania manufacturing plant’s paint booth system. While this may not seem out of the ordinary, the key thing to note here is that this was in a system that was used to apply water-based paint materials. Often when fire officials analyze the hazards presented by a […]