May 18, 2022  
2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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FST 103W - Building Construction

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Provides a comprehensive look at the methods and practices employed in residential construction as it pertains to fire science. Structural design, blueprints, building materials, and mechanical considerations are covered.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Demonstrate selected skills needed to perform effectively within the fire service environment.
    1. Identify various methods of framing, framing materials and how they react to fire conditions
    2. Describe various structural loads and how they impact a building
    3. Identify fireground tactics related to building size, construction type, and occupancy through fire problem discussions
    4. Describe basic blueprints and building layout
    5. Identify basic electrical wiring standards and techniques
    6. Identify future fire problems with the increase in lightweight construction
  2. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  3. Write effectively for a specific purpose.
  4. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

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