BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN FIRE SERVICE

FST3019 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN FIRE SERVICE

3 credit hours

The student is introduced to the principles, methods, techniques and terminology used in building construction and how building construction relates to fire protection and fire safety. The elements of construction and engineering design of structures relating to fire protection is emphasized. Structural components and structural collapse are studied as well as case studies in fire and life safety. The different classifications of buildings and how building construction and codes affect fire and life safety are discussed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles and methods of construction and how they relate to life and fire safety.
  2. Explain engineering and construction principles and the different loads and stresses exerted on a building in their relation to life and fire safety.
  3. Compare the characteristics and types of materials used in the construction of buildings and how they react in fire conditions.
  4. Recognize the different structural components of buildings and their reactions under fire conditions.
  5. Differentiate the different types of construction and how each responds to fire conditions.

Brian Carlson