Principles of Building Construction Q0751

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Woody Stratton

Delivery type
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.
This interactive course replaces two two-day, classroom-based courses that the National Fire Academy 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: six hours.

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