Designing for Fire

For those who insist on living in fire-prone areas, 'design can be the first line of defense.'
November 3, 2003, 8am PST | Connie Chung
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'How do you fireproof a house? You don't build it out of anything that can burn, it's that simple'....Since 1993, "more homes in Southern California have been constructed with fire resistance in mind, including steel shutters and roofs, rooftop pools of standing water, special sprinklers, water storage tanks, and pumps with their own generators....It is the hope that fire-resistant building works, and the fear that it won't, that keeps architects coming up with solutions for people intent on building along canyon walls."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Thursday, October 30, 2003 in The New York Times
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