Tag Archives: fire

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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Fire Marshals and Fire Chiefs oppose tall wood code changes

September 28, 2018

NCMA eNews September 27, 2018 The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has released a position opposing the pending building code changes to allow taller wood construction. The proposed changes would increase height, area, and story allowances for tall wood buildings based in part on “professional judgment.” The State Fire Marshals have called for…
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NCMA Solutions Center: TEK 7-6A, Steel column fire protection

August 31, 2018

NCMA eNews August 30, 2018 How do I determine the necessary amount of concrete masonry protection for steel columns for fire protection purposes? It depends on the type and size of column, and the fire rating required. See NCMA TEK 7-6A, Steel Column Fire Protection, for details on that calculation.
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