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    Sep 19, 2021  
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FSC 241 - Building Construction for Fire Protection


Description: Components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. Emphasis on the construction and design of structures as key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. The fire problem
  2. Principles of construction
  3. Wood construction
  4. Typical building design and construction
  5. Principles of fire resistance
  6. Steel construction
  7. Concrete construction
  8. Flame spread
  9. Smoke and fire containment
  10. High rise construction

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, firefighting strategy, and tactics. (1)
  2. Classify major types of building construction in accordance with a local/model building code. (2)
  3. Analyze hazards and tactical considerations associated with various types of building construction. (2-4,6,7,10)
  4. Explain loads and stresses placed on a building and their interrelationships. (2,5,8)
  5. Identify the function of principle structural components in typical building design. (1,2,5,8,9)
  6. Differentiate between fire resistance and flame spread, and describe the testing procedures used to establish ratings for each. (1,2,5,8,9)
  7. Classify occupancy designations of the building code. (1,5,8,9)
  8. Identify indicators of potential structural failure as they relate to firefighter safety. (1,2,5,8,9)
  9. Identify the role of GIS as it relates to building construction. (2,5)