FIRETC-104 - Building Construction for Fire Protection Course - John Eric Pearce
|Course:||Building Construction for Fire Protection Course|
|Professor:||John Eric Pearce|
This course is 100% on line which means all learning, assignments, quizzes, exams, etc. will be conducted using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). As you may already know, online courses provide amazing flexibility in allowing you to continue your education without traveling to campus several times per week. This course is as rigorous as an on-campus course.
Examines building construction as it relates to fire protection.
Covers classification of occupancy and types of
construction with emphasis on fire protection features
including building equipment, facilities, fire resistant
materials and high-rise considerations.
1. Identify various classifications of building construction.
2. Understand theoretical concepts of how fire impacts major types of building construction.
3. Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code
inspection, firefighting strategy, and tactics.
4. Classify major types of building construction in accordance with a local/model building code.
5. Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with the various types of building
6. Explain the different loads and stresses that are placed on a building and their interrelationships.
7. Identify the function of each principal structural component in typical building design.
8. Differentiate between fire resistance, flame spread, and describe the testing procedures used to
establish ratings for each.
9. Classify occupancy designations of the building code.
10. Identify the indicators of potential structural failure as they relate to firefighter safety.
11. Identify the role of GIS as it relates to building construction.
What to Expect in this Course
Students can expect a weekly workload that is to taking
Types of Assessments
The course follows the semester schedule, has weekly reading assignments and quizzes (that are typically due on Sunday night by midnight). Additionally, there is a midterm exam, final exam and a mandatory research paper/project. This class requires regular participation in discussion boards and students are expected to be on the same weekly pace as the other students, as this promotes interactive discussion with each other.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
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Other Relevant Course Information
Successful students for this course are self-motivated and disciplined to ensure that assignments and course requirements are completed on time.
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Last updated: 06/25/2022 Sub#: 1419