Principles of Building Construction (Q0751)

Training Specialist

Woody Stratton
woody.stratton@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1380

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Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical

This interactive course replaces two two-day classroom-based courses the NFA has offered for more than 20 years.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

• Describe the benefits of cross-disciplinary cooperation among fire protection and design professionals.
• Explain the elements of building construction as they apply to construction codes.
• Describe the elements of building construction as they apply to firefighter safety.
• Anticipate fire behavior based on structural elements of, and thermal effects on, each of the following types of construction:
- Protected noncombustible building construction.
- Unprotected noncombustible building construction.
- Masonry construction.
- Heavy timber construction.
- Wood frame construction.
• Explain how design elements and emerging building methods and materials affect fire behavior and structural performance.

Selection Criteria
Delivery Type Online
Prerequisites
ACE Recommendation
CEU's 0.6
Post-Course Requirements
Student Pre-Course Materials None.
NFPA Standards None.
Student Comments