Old and New Building Construction February 3, 2015 webadmin ⋅ Building Construction ⋅ News footage on two house fires: one older construction (save), one newer (total loss) – and the building construction that may have contributed to those outcomes. Like 0 Thanks! You've already liked this « Construction Defect – Water Intrusion Defects » Regu Ayyaswamy, VP & Global Head, Engg. & Industrial Services Unit, TCS 25 Comments hondatek315 November 18, 2007 @ 12:44 am Phenominal! People could learn a lot from this! Dewgong2008 December 16, 2007 @ 9:21 pm SCARY sherloxhome December 22, 2007 @ 4:51 am The “engineered lumber” burns faster, with higher heat, and more toxic fumes Sean Galie December 22, 2007 @ 4:15 pm It’s nothing more than glorified pressed sawdust in some cases. Perfect for lightweight construction and rapid assembly, but with a little fuel – it’s pretty similar to a Dura-flame log or firestarter. Cooterrob January 6, 2008 @ 7:50 pm yeah and the glue that holds it all together. Martin O'Connor January 22, 2008 @ 4:05 pm The truth needs to be told. Great news spot. Thanks for posting. hitman6515 April 11, 2008 @ 10:55 pm omg i hope there okay! novascotia1960 May 30, 2008 @ 1:14 am Then you take your house sized fire log and wrap it in solidified gasoline (vinyl siding) and dig out the marshmallows. athelstanefire June 15, 2008 @ 5:13 am holy cow that reporter talked too fast haha4000hoho June 27, 2008 @ 12:09 am But they won’t. Trust me. Kopihucky March 13, 2009 @ 6:10 am good ole type 5 wood frame construction. thebestofall007 May 17, 2009 @ 12:52 am one thing i have noticed about my home is the fact that it is made of OAK, not PINE, timbers. pine is much more combustible than oak and other hardwoods because of its sap. one thing about this video, he doesnt mention balloon framing. that kind of framing is much harder to manage once a fire has started because fire can travel straight up the walls from the basement (or ground level) to the roof rafters very quickly because of the lack of any firestops like platform framing. mpvalen May 23, 2009 @ 4:13 am Another problem with the “Engineered lumber” is it’s higher flammability due to adhesives and binders used. When a new house burns the fire burns hotter , quicker, through thinner material. dtfageet August 1, 2009 @ 10:50 pm Fuck the houses in their assholes teamambush2 August 13, 2009 @ 4:37 am There are many problems with this new construction. for one they are made with more adhesives and glue board so not only do they burn hot ,but they fail quickly. and the pre made roofs have gusset plates that also fail quickly. and if that isn’t enough these house are built so tight that there are more backdrafts…. Shaun D March 24, 2010 @ 4:34 pm we had one similar to that, we were dispatched to a new ordinary construction fire in a basement/garage. We arrived on scene and the fire vented through the garage door and flashed over. I aproached the front of the house believe thing family was home checking the front door when we were met with intense heat and pushing smoke we evacuated the porch and the entire structure collapsed. Fortunately noone was injured Point is stay safe size up the scene! RES45CUE-ENG41INE Whatever It Takes! PauletteVFD671 May 13, 2010 @ 8:18 am every firefighter i no says new construction is horrible and burns way faster then older stucures and i agree it happens for a couple reasons 1 is they stopped useing a technique called firestopping 2 the materials burn faster & hotter and on top of that useually r made of sheetrock walls without interior insulation so its a fire route strait to the attic gotyourback100 August 14, 2010 @ 8:27 pm the older house looks like my friends house Dthorn912 January 8, 2011 @ 1:01 am very true the new construction is terrible. those premade trusses and siding is cheap and people dont get it. lrd9999 June 10, 2011 @ 5:57 pm @PauletteVFD671 Sheetrock is about the only thing that’s fire resistant in newer houses; the rest of the house is sticks and sawdust, though they are at least supposed to have fire-stops. I don’t know what people are thinking when they pay a small fortune for one of these, the whole neighborhood looks like some over-sized trailer park. How much extra would it cost to use concrete, bricks and stucco. Sprinklers have become an excuse for building houses out of trash. Lightpaws Hird May 16, 2012 @ 6:01 am This chief says it all very well. I wish more builders would listen to him and make homes more durable. For the money you all pay for them, you should get better materials and a more sturdy build, thus making the house more likely to be saved in the event of fire. sonamara997 June 23, 2012 @ 2:16 am Yep new construction is pretty flimsy. A one of my friends in my neighborhood had a fire start in the basement of their house. You couldn’t really tell it was burned from the outside except for melted siding n one sid. However, on the inside it was reached. The a lot of the first floor was caved in into the basement, and they had to tear down the house. And I live in the exact same model house as theirs… Sure makes me feel safe… MrBoogyman1988 October 30, 2012 @ 11:29 pm Cheap construction = poor housing ffjsb October 21, 2013 @ 2:57 pm People should realize that they CAN specify construction methods and materials when they have a home built. You CAN build a home that EXCEEDS the fire code. bingobongo445 June 20, 2014 @ 6:37 am They call it lightweight construction,i call it cheap ass materials in newer home construction.