F SC 53 Building Construction for Fire Protection (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Components of building construction that relate to fire safety; elements of construction and design of structures as key factors when inspecting buildings; preplanning fire operations and operating at fires; development and evolution of building and fire codes studied in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial and industrial occupancies.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, firefighting strategy and tactics, building construction types, and specific building materials such as wood and brick.
- Outcome 2: Compare and contrast the different loads and stresses that are placed on a building and building materials, associated hazards, and tactical considerations required for possible structural failures
- Outcome 3: Compare the relationships between the fire resistance of building materials and building classifications
- Outcome 4: Explain the effects of fire and fire behavior on major building systems, building classifications, roofs, floors, and walls.
- Outcome 5: Identify hazards associated with non-fire building collapse, buildings under construction, buildings being demolished, special structures or design features, structural failure, and the considerations related to firefighter safety