Awareness Blog

My blog honors Ben Franklin the man that coined the phrase that is so relevant today when it relates to making high density wood framed buildings safer from fire for workers and fire fighters.

"An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure"
– Benjamin Franklin

Who would have thought that the same practical man from Philadelphia, who helped found the United States of America in 1776, would also make so many important contributions to fire prevention and safety during Colonial America?

"If You Wait Its To Late" and "We Tame The Flames And Choke The Smoke"
– Steve Conboy

In the spirit of Ben Franklin's pioneering work in fire prevention and safety, Steve Conboy is a leading advocate for safer and better practices in the US building industry. He has been beating this fire safety drum for over 10 years now, and has been involved in wood framed building on both sides, from the supply to the frame for over 40 years. Just like Ben had two carpenters on his original fire fighting team, Steve surrounds himself with knowledgable construction leaders who also support the cause of defending affordable housing with renewable sustainable lumber, for the benefit of future generations.

Another Raw Lumber Buildings Burns To The Ground In Arizona Last Night

Wood framed buildings are under attack all around the USA we are all wondering who is lighting these buildings on fire.

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Steel Tariff Plus 45Q Carbon Credit Value

The Current Washington Administration signed a bill around a year ago that could create value is fighting back on the carbons we create from burning fossils fuels...

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Canadian Tariff May Help Drive Designers And Builders Towards Stronger Lumber

Douglas Fir Trees from the PNW produce the strongest lumber of all species grown for the best and affordable wood framed buildings.

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Builders should buy products Grown and Made in the USA, lower dependency on imports, as we did back in the beginning of the housing boom after WW II.

BAmerican grown Douglas Fir is stronger than Canadian Spruce and it's time our builders and engineers start building with it since the Spruce Pine Fir is no longer the cheap way to go...

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All Wood Built Buildings Today Have A Huge Sequestered Carbon Value

By Providing Superior Fire Protection With Mighty Fire Breaker™ Applied Science and Technology (SM) to stick frame and mass timber dwellings that human live in has an impact on future generation ozone and air quality if we defend the lumber trees produce for us to build with...

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President Donald Trump Steel Tariff Could Have A Carbon Sequestration Value

This Administration enforced a tariff on steel to try and level the playing field for USA steel producers against off shore cheap labor sending steel into the US that undermines our factories and jobs...

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Fire Defended CLT Buildings Will Reduce Our Dependency On Imported Steel

Trees tend to be long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old. Trees have been in existence for 370 million years. The picture above is a timber structure that was built back in the 13th century and it still stands eight hundred years later...

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Our Current Administration Steel Tariff Has More Than A Dollar Value Of Benefits

Let’s not lose site of our forest by being engrossed in our differences. It is easy for us to become so involved in our differences that we lose sight of the big picture, and we forget what we are trying to do here in America to lead the rest of the world to sustainability.

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OUT OF THE ASHES OF THE STEEL TARIFF GOOD WILL RISE

This Bloomberg Reporter, did a good job in trying to capture my message, I’m sure we can do a follow up story with more details. The investors and builders with steel dependency for the buildings they have to build now in the short term will survive this tariff. Going forward this dependency on steel will help give birth to the CLT Innovation...

 

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All USA Builders Need To Add More Security And Best Practice In Fire Now

Investigators determined that an arsonist set a massive fire that destroyed an under-construction apartment building in Concord,MA according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

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Builders Need To Follow Firefighters When Its Comes To Product Risk

US Builders need to be sure that whatever Mold & Fire Protected Products that are being used in their buildings are all UL GreenGuard Gold certified

 

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Calling All Builders To Raise The Bar On Wood Framed Buildings

STUART, Fla. -- A large fire at a Florida condominium complex engulfed one section in flames, authorities said. The Martin County sheriff's office said firefighters contained the blaze, which hit the Cedar Pointe Villages complex in Stuart Monday night.

 

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Mighty Fire APP Will Deliver Defended Coordinates In Real Time

We will be adding our App soon to our M-Fire Elimination Plan which will deliver coordinates in real time to Builders, Fire Departments and Insurance Providers. It starts with chain of custody from blending

 

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This Great American Builder Stands Up To Fight Back On Arson Attack's

Here is another great owner & builder standing up to fight back against arsons burning buildings

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Wake Up Call Guys!
Insurers Are Becoming More Critical of Wood Construction.

Why am I the only one in the building industry defending against the negative propaganda the steel guys spread about high density wood framed buildings and risk management insurers? Where are all of you,...

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Scientists Want To Blame Everything On Climate Change

Why do we always have to blame Mother Nature instead of owning what we have created. We build housing in flood plains and in areas that have been prone to wild fires since dinosaurs walked on earth....

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Cats Out of the Bag Urban Infill is Under Attack from Arsons

Here we go again another arson attack on an urban project that was being protested...

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Are Lumber Built High Density Buildings Under Attack?

Just last Saturday night another fire that has the same things in common as the last 20 of these types of fires in the last year and half. They are all under investigation and all built with raw lumber with no fire protection.

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Hey Travelers The Building Industry Has A New Better Best Practice Fire Prevention

Industry Trends: Materials and Labor

Peter says: "Clearly fire safety is an important worker safety issue as well," Wilcox said. "Having fire extinguishers on-site is a start. But to be well-prepared for a fire, it is best to address fire risk as part of a holistic site protection plan."

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Avalon Bay Communities: Today's Best Builder In The USA.

If the President of the United States had an award for Best Green Proactive Builder Award for helping our country and the environment today it would go to Avalon Bay Communities hands down.

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True Green Builders Are Those That Defend The Ozone.

Wild Fires and Building Under Construction Fires contribute to ozone problems. Humans cause lots of air pollution directly through our use of electricity, fuels, transportation, wild fires and burning buildings.

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Another Fire Under Construction Launches Another Investigation.

Heating Tools Suspected Cause.

Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire that destroyed an historic church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Builders Seek New Defenses Against JobsiteFires and this builder in Berkley could not get Mighty Fire Breaker on his job fast enough.

Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire that destroyed an historic church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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THE USA BUILDING INDUSTRY NOW HAS A NEW BEST PRACTICE

I spent the entire day in Denver yesterday. After my Fox News interview early in the morning and waiting before my NBC Denver 9 live interview I drove around the Mile High Stadium area taking photos of over 10 high density buildings, these were raw vulnerable wood framed projects.

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Concrete/Steel Lobbyist Slamming Wood Framed Buildings Have There Own Concerns.

One of the most common and most destructive electrochemical oxidation reactions is one that occurs between iron or steel and oxygen, commonly called "rust."

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Negative Propaganda About Wood Framed Buildings Is Inadvertantly allowed to continue by Builders That knowingly Do Not Defend Lumber From Fire During Construction.

Build with Strength

Senior Housing Complex Being Built With CLT Raises Questions About Safety.
Concrete advocacy group believes that concrete will keep senior citizens safe.

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Denver 2nd Major Construction Fire in 2018 Making it 20 In The Last 18 Months

Yesterday we had another huge wood framed building fire during construction making it number 5 in the last 3 weeks as we kicked off Arson Awareness week on Monday.

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Best Practice For Wood Framed Buildings And Fire Has Arrived All Across the USA

Last year we traveled around the country to burn wood framed buildings in front of Building Safety Professionals, Fire Chiefs and Fire Fighters. This year, we are defending wood framed buildings from fires during construction all around the country.

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Mr.Big Wood and Little Wood

Today we're debuting our childrens book with Mr.Big Wood and Little Wood, with an animation series to follow.

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Arson Awareness Week

Yesterday we had another huge wood framed building under construction on fire, making it number 5 in the last 3 weeks as we kicked off Arson Awareness week on Monday.

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These Are Exciting Times When Science Shows Up To Repair What Humans Destroy

When are our High Density Builders going to show up and defend our lumber and building industry by embracing Best Practice instead of allowing the Concrete and Steel Industries Negative Propaganda.

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Wood Framed High Density Housing Is Under Attack From Fires During Construction

When are our High Density Builders going to show up and defend our lumber and building industry by embracing Best Practice instead of allowing the Concrete and Steel Industries Negative Propaganda.

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This Wood Framed Building Fire In Concord Hurts The Lumber Industry

When are our High Density Builders going to show up and defend our lumber and building industry by embracing Best Practice instead of allowing the Concrete and Steel Industries Negative Propaganda.

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Wood Framed Building Fires Are The New Sleeping Giant In The Building Industry

After the most recent wood framed building fire in Denver, where two workers died, it is important that all TurnKey Framing Companies realize they will now be a target for litigators.

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IF You Wait Its To Late

Who would have thought that the same practical man from Philadelphia, who helped found the United States of America in 1776, would also make so many important contributions to fire prevention and safety during Colonial America?

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New Schools Of Thinking in Wild Fire Defense and Wood Framed Building Fires

In 2017, I spent the emtire year traveling around the United States presenting live burn demonstrations at Fire Training Centers to many smart and brave Fire Chiefs and Fire Marshalls.

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The Truth About Todays Lumber

Next to me on the right is Harold Thomas, one of the original inventors of the EWP engineered wood I joist. I was a technical rep for TJI the first real I joist company to overtake the building industry and change it for the better- from building with solid floor joists to I-joists. EWP's marketing slogan was "The Silent Floor"

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Defending Lumber and Trees from Fire

Today we are witnessing the exctinction of a species that had survived for millions of years but could not survive mankind

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), a rotating gyre of waste and debris located between California and Hawaii

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When Are Wood Framed Buildings Vulnerable To Fire

The WSJ Fake News story headlines says Apartment Fires Are Tied to Cheaper, Wood-Based Construction. This is so bogus and wrong, buildings are being lite of fire and they burn so fast because our insurance industry allows builders to build with raw lumber.

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