We all know the importance of getting out in our district, preplanning, etc. New buildings are popping up everyday and we know the dangers of new construction, and how in conjunction with low mass synthetic housing material, and high heart release rates make the environment in which we do business more dynamic and possibly more dangerous.
Even knowing this it is still important to go out and see these buildings while under construction so we can see the possible dangers.
This is a roof system I found at a construction site. As you can see there is some damage to the wood, and the gusset plate is loose. These systems are built-in mass production and usually sit out in the elements for weeks, then when delivered to construction sites are dumped off of a truck and left to sit again until being put into place.
Do not assume every building is on the up and up, and to make sure someone is assessing building stability at every fire.
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!