Illustrate Forces Upon Buildings
Review the scenario below and write a 1- to 2-page paper (excluding title page and reference page) that illustrates how forces and loads act upon buildings. This assignment will require outside research.
Scenario: While conducting a pre-fire plan at a furniture and appliance store of heavy timber construction, you notice that heavy appliances are stored on the second floor of the structure. You also notice that the roof of the building is being renovated.
- What do you think are the primary hazards that might be faced within this building?
- How would the forces and loads of furniture and appliances act upon the building?
- How does the composite material of construction affect the building in this scenario?
- Discuss how forces loads may be transmitted.
Note: This assignment will require outside research. Include three references (two credible outside sources and the textbook). Discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the outside sources used. You may consult the Library, the internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations and references in APA style.