Commercial Roof-Mounted Photovoltaic System Installation Best Practices Review and All Hazard Assessment
The purpose of this literature review is to compile information on a wide variety of hazards and damage potential created by the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on commercial roof structures.
Evaluation of Fire Service Training
This research effort is intended to further clarify the hazards of live fire training evolutions and provide data and information to support a fire hazard assessment methodology for fire training officers and fire fighters. The goal is to analyze specific fuel configurations in certain training fire evolutions and to supplement currently available practical guidance for use by training instructors based on the hazards associated with live fire training evolutions.
Evaluation of Fire Flow Methodologies
Over the years, building construction methods, building contents, and fire suppression equipment and tactics have changed. The overall objective of this study is to assess the appropriateness of currently available fire flow methodologies. The first task in this project was a literature review of the existing fire flow calculation methodologies in the US and globally. The second task was a data analysis and GAP assessment to determine what additional information is needed to validate the existing fire flow calculation methodologies.