Tag Archives: fire safety

New building materials causing increase in firefighter deaths nationwide

November 26, 2018

NCMA eNews November 21, 2018 A new construction trend of using cheaper materials to build homes faster is putting lives in peril, and even killing some of our country's bravest. According to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's fire chief, it could cost his firefighters their lives. "Locally there was an elderly lady that was killed in a house…
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ASCE, Pankow Foundation Encourage Structural Fire Safety

October 2, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews September 30, 2018 The American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute and the Charles Pankow Foundation have started a $230,000 research initiative to support structural engineering fire safety. The goal is to create guidelines for structural engineers in the US, and a final document could be completed in 2019. Read…
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Grenfell Tower public inquiry begins this week

May 29, 2018

From NCMA's eNews May 24, 2018 It has been nearly a year since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in the United Kingdom, and the public inquiry started this week. The fire claimed 71 lives and left hundreds of people homeless. The inquiry is charged with examining the circumstances leading up to the fire and…
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