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Principles of Building Construction Q0751

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.

Upon completion of this interactive 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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