Builders Seek New Defenses Against Jobsite Fires

May 16, 2018
Jim Parsons - Engineering News-Record

In the early morning hours of April 24, flames ripped through a 180-unit wood-framed apartment complex under construction in Concord, Calif. Fortunately, the site was unoccupied at the time of the fire, which firefighters brought under control by dawn. But the damage was done; the $55-million project was declared a total loss.

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