FIRE PROTECTION STRUCTURE & SYSTEMS

FST3083 - FIRE PROTECTION STRUCTURE & SYSTEMS

3 credit hours

The design principles involved in the protection of a structure from fire involvement are examined. Examines design principles involved in structural fire protection and automatic suppression systems, including fire resistance and endurance, flame spread evaluation, smoke control, alarm systems, sprinkler innovations, evaluation of sprinkler system designs, and specialized suppression systems. You should have a good solid math background before taking this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze building structural components for fire endurance and fire resistance.
  2. Understand the flame spread and smoke production properties of building furnishings and materials.
  3. Analyze, evaluate, and determine appropriate use for fire detection and alarm systems; water-based fire suppression systems.
  4. Discuss special hazard fire suppression systems; and smoke management systems, with a sophisticated understanding of how they integrate to function as a complete life safety system.
  5. Describe the fundamental principles related to structural fire protection, building furnishings, and fire protection systems.

William Jetter