Principles of Building Construction Q0751

Delivery type Online
ACE recommendation
CEU’s 0.6
Training Specialist

Woody Stratton

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Course description

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.

Estimated Completion Time: 6 Hours

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