Friday, March 24, 2017

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU SO!!! WOOD-FRAMED CONSTRUCTION UNDER FIRE AFTER OVERLAND PARK INFERNO!!!



Because we listened to some KICK-ASS EXPERTS who read this blog . . .

THANKS TO OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY FOR BEING THE FIRST TO CALL OUT CONSTRUCTION ISSUES RELATED TO THE EPIC BLAZE IN OVERLAND PARK THIS WEEK!!!

A couple of days later, The newspaper follows our lead:

CityPlace blaze raises questions about wood-framed construction

You decide . . .

6 Comments:

Super Dave said...

Wood frame construction on your house is one thing. but building 3 and 4 story tall looking like a giant Lincoln Log set is not what I call safe. That mess at 95th and I-35 gets scarier looking everyday.

Anonymous said...

We have a 5-story Senior Citizen structure on Chouteau, north of the river, that is all wood construction and some brick overlay. Hope Grandma can scoot down all those stairs before the thing collapses.

Anonymous said...

If it's all white it's alright. They'll manage.

Anonymous said...

In California they have 7 story all wood framed construction apartment buildings that sit right next to the freeway, 2 years ago one of them burned to the ground. Not a great idea.

Anonymous said...

As a construction supt. that builds multi family buildings like this, the concern is misplaced. When the building is completed it will have a fully functioning sprinkler system that will dramatically help suppress fires so that residents can egress the building in case of a fire. The buildings that burned did not have the systems up and running yet. You might as well get used to seeing wood frame construction because the costs of the alternatives are much higher. Wood frame construction gets a project within budget. Otherwise projects won't be built.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that there are fire rated walls and ceilings that also slow fires down considerably, inhibiting the spread of any fire. Combine that and you do not have a dangerous building. Super Dave is mistaken.