Avoid costly delays and violations with quick answers to your Code questions in the new 2013 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook. For complete, reliable 2013 Code support, nothing tops the fully updated 2013 NFPA 72r: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook. Written by industry leaders, it's packed with application guidance and explanations of code intent to bring you up-to-speed on new requirements fast so you can install and maintain fire alarm and emergency communications systems for optimal effectiveness and reliability. This essential NFPA 72 companion has everything you need to understand, implement, and enforce provisions correctly and confidently. * The complete 2013 NFPA 72 text is included for convenient reference. * Authoritative commentary and practical explanations -- including the new chapter on documentation -- help you do jobs right and pass inspections the first time. * Valuable charts, tables, color photos, and other graphics clarify concepts and summarize information. * Detailed supplements add to your expertise. * FAQs highlight key concerns.
Author: A. Maurice Jones Jr.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
In addition to architects, engineers, and design professionals, fire fighters also need to understand fire protection systems in order to manage the fire scene and minimize risks to life and property. Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the various types of fire protection systems, their operational abilities and characteristics, and their applications within various types of structures. The new Second Edition meets the latest course objectives from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education s (FESHE) Fire Protection Systems model curriculum and covers: Water supply basics, including sources, distribution networks, piping, and hydrants. Active fire protection systems and components, their operational characteristics, and installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements. Passive fire protection systems such as firewalls, fire separation assemblies, and fire dampers Smoke control and management systems, gas-based suppression, access and egress control systems, and the code requirements for installation of these systems. Ensure that you are completely up-to-date on the latest fire protection systems and their operational characteristics and abilities with Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition."
Author: Dennis P. Nolan
Publisher: William Andrew
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author’s life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically on oil and gas and related chemical facilities. This new edition includes updates on management practices, lessons learned from recent incidents, and new material on chemical processes, hazards and risk reviews (e.g. CHAZOP). Latest technology on fireproofing, fire and gas detection systems and applications is also covered. An introductory chapter on the philosophy of protection principles along with fundamental background material on the properties of the chemicals concerned and their behaviours under industrial conditions, combined with a detailed section on modern risk analysis techniques makes this book essential reading for students and professionals following Industrial Safety, Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection Engineering courses. A practical, results-oriented manual for practicing engineers, bringing protection principles and chemistry together with modern risk analysis techniques Specific focus on oil and gas and related chemical facilities, making it comprehensive and compact Includes the latest best practice guidance, as well as lessons learned from recent incidents
EBOOK ONLY FRENCH EDITION The Event Safety Guide is the United States’ first published safety guidance directed specifically at the live event industry. Culled from existing life safety standards and the insight of top professionals within the event industry, The Event Safety Guide compiles the best operational practices currently available in the live event industry in a single easily referenced manual. The guide is not a “how-to book” or a complicated set of standards. Rather, it is intended to help busy industry professionals know what safe workplace practices might be, heighten their understanding of the importance of safety in everything they do, and apply these best practices in their daily work. Designed for field use, The Event Safety Guide is categorically organized and written in straightforward and easily understood language. Thirty-nine chapters and five appendixes address a broad range of subjects relevant to most events, including emergency planning, weather preparedness, and fire safety, as well as specific technical issues such as pyrotechnics, rigging, and temporary staging. Included appendixes provide additional resources, including helpful planning checklists and information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). All referenced standards are thoroughly cited within the text to ensure readers know precisely where to turn for additional information. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out in the event industry, you’ll find The Event Safety Guide to be an indispensable reference when planning your next event.
Author: Sven Schmitt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2011-07-29
Genre: Business & Economics
Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich BWL - Personal und Organisation, Note: 2,0, Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung Konstanz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, dem Leser einen Überblick über Hintergründe, Grundla-gen, Strategien und Instrumente zur Einführung eines Talent Management Systems zu geben. Das in dieser Arbeit vorgestellte TMS, hat das Ziel den bereits beschriebenen Fachkräftemangel entgegenzuwirken. In der Literatur und der Praxis ist im Bezug auf die Einführung eines TMS keine einheitliche Lösung vorhanden. Ein funktionierendes TMS muss individuell auf Unternehmensfaktoren wie Größe, Strategie, Branche und Markt zugeschnitten sein. Somit werden in dieser Arbeit typische Vorgehensweisen so beschrieben, dass sie aufeinander aufbauen, jedoch dem Leser die Möglichkeit geben je nach Situation sich für passende Tipps und Techniken zu entscheiden. Die nachfolgen-den Aufführungen sollen ergründen was unter einem Talent Management System zu verstehen ist und folgenden Fragen behandeln: • Welche Auswirkungen hat der wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Wandel auf Unternehmen? • Was versteht man unter dem TMS-Ansatz? • Wie beeinflusst die TMS-Strategie die Unternehmensstrategie? • Welche Rolle spielt die Unternehmenskultur in einem TMS? • Welche Instrumente kommen bei der Umsetzung der TMS-Strategie zum Ein-satz? Um diese Fragen zu beantworten werden im ersten Kapitel die Hintergründe eines TMS erläutert. Hierbei werden die demographische Entwicklung in Deutschland und der Wandel von einer Industrie- in eine Wissensgesellschaft näher betrachtet. Anschließend werden anhand der theoretischen Grundlagen das TMS näher erläutert. Das in dieser Arbeit vorgestellte TMS hat die Aufgabe das Potenzial der Mitarbeiter strategiekonform für heutige und zukünftige Aufgaben optimal zu nutzen. Um dies zu erreichen bilden drei Säulen die Grundlage dieses Systems: Strategie, Kultur und Hu-man Resources-Praktiken. Diese drei Säulen werden im späteren Teil der Arbeit näher betrachtet. Das im Kapitel HR-Praktiken, unter dem Punkt Talent-Identifikation vorge-stellte Instrument, Business Career Interest Inventory, wird anhand eines praktischen Versuchs erläutert und überprüft. Im letzten Abschnitt dieser Arbeit findet sich ein Resümee, indem die Schwerpunkte der Arbeit hervorgehoben werden und eine kritische Stellungnahme zu den behandelten Themen erfolgt. Zudem wird ein Ausblick gegeben, welche Anforderungen durch den Fachkräftemangel zukünftig für Unternehmen entstehen und welche Rolle hierbei ein TMS spielt.
Author: Sanjib Chowdhury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Delves into the core and functional areas in the upstream oil and gas industry covering a wide range of operations and processes Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities are costly, risky and technology-intensive. With the rise in global demand for oil and fast depletion of easy reserves, the search for oil is directed to more difficult areas – deepwater, arctic region, hostile terrains; and future production is expected to come from increasingly difficult reserves – deeper horizon, low quality crude. All these are making E&P activities even more challenging in terms of operations, technology, cost and risk. Therefore, it is necessary to use scarce resources judiciously and optimize strategies, cost and capital, and improve business performance in all spheres of E&P business. Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry contains eleven real-life optimization and business improvement studies that delve into the core E&P activities and functional areas covering a wide range of operations and processes. It uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques, such as Linear Programing, Queuing theory, Critical Path Analysis, Economic analysis, Best Practices Benchmark, Business Process Simplification etc. to optimize Productivity of drilling operations Controllable rig time loss Deepwater exploration strategy Rig move time and activity schedule Offshore supply vessel fleet size Supply chain management system Strategic workforce and human resource productivity Base oil price for a country Standardize consumption of materials Develop uniform safety standards for offshore installations Improve organizational efficiency through business process simplification The book will be of immense interest to practicing managers, professionals and employees at all levels/ disciplines in oil and gas industry. It will also be useful to academicians, scholars, educational institutes, energy research institutes, and consultants dealing with oil and gas. The work can be used as a practical guide to upstream professionals and students in petroleum engineering programs.
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Dive into the history and application of the IBC Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a bestselling complement to the International Building Code, or IBC. Designed to give you an insider's look at the origins of the IBC, how it can be interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction, this updated text offers new information regarding hazmat occupancies, hospitals, and nursing homes, major changes to how building heights and areas are presented, as well as means of egress, and the latest information on building materials, interior environments, and structural provisions. Francis D.K. Ching's distinctive illustrations and the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, give students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering industries a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to fundamentally understanding the 2015 IBC. Building codes and standards serve to establish minimum regulations that emphasize performance while prioritizing public health and safety. Updated every three years, the IBC is the most important reference that you can leverage throughout your career in architecture, design, or engineering. The IBC is a national 'model building code' which is adopted in some form by most building permit jurisdictions across the nation and in several foreign countries. Access the updated regulations reflected in the 2015 IBC Explore how the IBC was developed, and why it is an important component of so many industries Identify the areas of the IBC that have undergone the most change, such as the presentation of building heights and areas, along with changes to means of egress provisions Easily navigate and digest the information with full illustrations Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a practical, fully illustrated reference that guides you through the latest in building code regulations.
Author: Adenrele Awotona
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery for vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource that discusses, in considerable depth, the multifaceted matrix of natural and human-made disasters. It examines their bearing on the loss of human and productive capital; the conduct of national policies and the setting of national development priorities; and on the nature of international aid and bilateral assistance strategies and programs of donor countries. In order to ensure the efficacy and appropriateness of their support for disaster survivors, international agencies, humanitarian and disaster relief organizations, scholars, non-governmental organizations, and members of the global emergency management community need to have insight into best practices and lessons learned from various disasters across national and cultural boundaries. The evidence obtained from the numerous case studies in this volume serves to build a worldwide community that is better informed about the cultural and traditional contexts of such disasters and better enabled to prepare for, respond to, and finally rebuild sustainable communities after disasters in different environments. The main themes of the case studies include: • the need for community planning and emergency management to unite in order to achieve the mutual aim of creating a sustainable disaster-resilient community, coupled with the necessity to enact and implement appropriate laws, policies, and development regulations for disaster risk reduction; • the need to develop a clear set of urban planning and urban design principles for improving the built environment’s capacities for disaster risk management through the integration of disaster risk reduction education into the curricula of colleges and universities; • the need to engage the whole community to build inclusive governance structures as prerequisites for addressing climate change vulnerability and fostering resilience and sustainability. Furthermore, the case studies explore the need to link the existence and value of scientific knowledge accumulated in various countries with decision-making in disaster risk management; and the relevance and transferability from one cultural context to another of the lessons learned in building institutional frameworks for whole community partnerships.
This book contains a collection of selected works stemming from the 2013 International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), which was held in Wellington, New Zealand. The purpose of the book is to distill the highlights of the conference, and therefore track the latest developments in sensing technologies. The book contents are broad, since sensors can be applied in many different areas. Therefore the book gives a broad overview of the latest developments, in addition to discussing the process through which researchers go through in order to develop sensors, or related systems, which will become more widespread in the future. The book is written for academic and industry professionals working in the field of sensing, instrumentation and related fields, and is positioned to give a snapshot of the current state of the art in sensing technology, particularly from the applied perspective.
Author: David Diamantes
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Genre: Political Science
Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Fire Prevention model curriculum, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition will provide readers with a thorough understanding of how fire prevention and protection programs can greatly reduce fire loss, deaths, and injuries. The Third Edition features current statistics, codes, standards and references to the latest edition of NFPA Standard 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. Additionally, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition covers the elements of public education, plan review, inspection, fire investigation, community risk reduction as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management so that readers are fully prepared to lead successful fire prevention programs.
The North American Tunneling Conference is the premier forum to discuss new trends and developments in underground construction in North America. With every conference, the number of attendees and breadth of topics grows. North American Tunneling: 2014 Proceedings reflects the theme for the 2014 conference, “Mission Possible.” The authors share new theories, novel innovations, and the latest tools that make what once may have been perceived as impossible, now possible. The authors of 128 papers share the latest case histories, expertise, lessons learned, and real-world applications from around the globe on a wide range of topics. They cover the successes and failures of challenging construction projects. Read about challenging design issues, fresh approaches on performance, future projects, and industry trends as well as ground movement and support, structure analysis, risk and cost management, rock tunnels, caverns and shafts, TBM technology and selection, and water and wastewater conveyance.
This book focuses on topics in the entire spectrum of fire safety science, targeting research in fires, explosions, combustion science, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, risk analysis, structural engineering, and other subjects. The book contributes to a gain in advanced scientific knowledge and presents or advances new ideas in all topics in fire safety science. Two decades ago, the 1st Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology was held in Hefei, China. Since then, the Asia-Oceania Symposia have grown in size and quality. This book, reflecting that growth, helps readers to understand fire safety technology, design, and methodology in diverse areas including historical buildings, photovoltaic panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.
Author: Ray C. Mullin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Delivering the very latest in industry standards and procedures, longtime market leader ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18e continues to provide comprehensive, authoritative coverage that fully implements the 2014 National Electrical Code. The book's signature three-part organization thoroughly covers Code, Electrical Knowledge, and Applications. Extremely reader friendly, it offers detailed--but not overly technical--explanations as it guides you step by step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians in both new construction and existing homes. Vivid Illustrations are fully coordinated with the latest NEC regulations and provide further clarity. In addition, foldout plans at the back of the book give you hands-on practice applying Code requirements. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.