The Art of Reading Buildings

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The Art of Reading Buildings

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This workshop provides essential tools and practice in making rapid street reads on buildings. Emphasis is on classifying a building using a Type/Era/Use/Size model and then developing an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses (hazards) of a given building using that model. Rapid-read visual clues are explored and practiced during the class using videos of actual building 360˚ walk-arounds.This approach fills the gap between the teachings of Francis L. Brannigan (how buildings are built) and Vincent Dunn (how they fall apart). 

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Battalion Chief John Mittendorf (ret.) developed his skills over 30 years with the LAFD. The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons presented. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered.