2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FST-102 Building Construction


Credits: 3
Contact Hours: Lec 3 Lab 0 Practicum 0
Firefighters must understand building construction to understand the behavior of buildings under fire conditions. 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. The different classifications of buildings and how building construction and codes affect fire and life safety are discussed. This course is written to the National Fire Academy (NFA) FESHE curriculum Prerequisite(s): None Corequisite(s): None