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Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Enhanced Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Glenn P. Corbett
Francis L. Brannigan
National Fire Protection Association
  • ISBN-13: 9781284136135
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     486 pages      © 2015
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Each new print copy of Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, Enhanced Fifth Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at

For over forty years, Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service has been the fire service’s most trusted and comprehensive building construction resource available. Now in its Enhanced Fifth Edition, this bestselling resource continues to honor Frank Brannigan’s legacy by instilling his passion for detail and extensive practical experience. His motto, “Know your buildings,” impacts every aspect of this text.

This Enhanced Fifth Edition now features:

  • Coverage of the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course objectives.
  • New stand-alone chapter on New, Light, Green (Solar), and Modular Construction.
  • Enhanced emphasis on tactical considerations found throughout the text.

Trust Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, Enhanced Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access to provide straightforward information on different building types and their unique hazards needed to keep fire fighters safe on the job.

Chapter  1  Introduction
Chapter  2  Concepts of Construction
Chapter  3  Methods and Materials of Construction
Chapter  4  Building and Fire Codes
Chapter  5  Fire Behavior and Building Construction
Chapter  6  Features of Fire Protection
Chapter  7  Wood Frame Construction
Chapter  8  Heavy Timber Construction
Chapter  9  Ordinary Construction
Chapter  10  Noncombustible Construction
Chapter  11  Fire-Resistive Construction
Chapter  12  Firefighting Concerns of Green Construction
Chapter  13  Specific Occupancy-Related Construction Hazards
Chapter  14  Collapse
Appendix  A  Sprinkler System Design Occupancies
Appendix  B  FESHE Correlation Guide for Building Construction for Fire Protection

Glenn P. Corbett

Glenn Corbett, P.E. is an Assistant Professor of Fire Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.  He also serves as Technical Editor of Fire Engineering magazine, as an Assistant Chief of the Waldwick, New Jersey Fire Department, and a member of the New Jersey State Fire Code Council. He is a former president of the New Jersey Society of Fire Service Instructors. He was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee to the National Construction Safety Team that investigated the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster and the fire at the Station nightclub in Rhode Island. His past code enforcement experience includes serving as the Administrator of Engineering Services of the San Antonio, Texas Fire Department and as a Fire Protection Consultant in the City of Austin, Texas Fire Department.

Francis L. Brannigan

Francis L. Brannigan has decades of experience as a professional fire protection specialist. During World War II he directed a naval fire fighting school, commanded a sea going fire fighting unit, and was chief in the Army-Navy-Pancanal fire protection organization. He served for years as Public Safety Liaison for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. He developed programs for fire officers as well as a fire loss program. Mr. Brannigan has been honored by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers with full membership even though his degree was not taken in engineering. For various years he served on various committee on the National Fire Protection Association. In addition, the Chesapeake Chapter of International Society of Fire Instructors founded the Francis Brannigan Instructor of the Year Award in his honor.

National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.