[MCN] Wall St Jrnl: Apartment Fires Tied to Cheaper, Wood-Based Construction

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Aug 18 09:18:04 EDT 2017

Apartment Fires Tied to Cheaper, Wood-Based Construction <https://www.wsj.com/articles/apartment-fires-are-tied-to-cheaper-wood-based-construction-1502988893>
Blazes at construction sites raise questions about use of wooden frames instead of higher-cost metal ones
By Jon Kamp and Laura Kusisto
Aug. 17, 2017 12:54 p.m. ET
Shortly after Independence Day last year, developer Rick Holliday got a call informing him his 105-unit apartment building, under construction in Oakland, Calf., had gone up in flames.

Behind paywall at Wall Street Journal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/apartment-fires-are-tied-to-cheaper-wood-based-construction-1502988893 <https://www.wsj.com/articles/apartment-fires-are-tied-to-cheaper-wood-based-construction-1502988893>

“Policy and management have focused primarily on ... fire suppression and fuels management. 
These strategies are inadequate to address a new era of western wildfires …. We propose an 
approach that accepts wildfire as an inevitable catalyst of change and that promotes adaptive 
responses by ecosystems and residential communities to more warming and wildfire. “
Schoennagel et al. Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes. 
PNAS Early Edition

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