SRJC Course Outlines

9/16/2019 10:11:37 AMFIRE 76 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 76Title:  BLDG CONSTR FIRE PROTECT  
Full Title:  Building Construction for Fire Protection
Last Reviewed:10/26/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This is a State mandated core course that identifies the different types of elements of construction and design that effect structural firefighting. This course is the study of the components of building construction that relate to fire safety.  The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fires.  The development and evolution of building and fire codes, and studies in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies.  There is one site visit required for both classroom and on-line offerings.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This is a State mandated core course that identifies the different types of elements of construction and design that effect structural firefighting. This course is the study of the components of building construction that relate to fire safety.  The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fires.  The development and evolution of building and fire codes, and studies in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies.  There is one site visit required for both classroom and on-line offerings.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1996Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify major elements of construction and design that affect structural firefighting.
2.  Identify specific building fire codes that relate to structural firefighting.
 

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  Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify occupancy designations of the building code and fire code.
2. List the construction regulations that correspond to designated occupancies.
3. Describe the different loads that are placed on a building and the transmission of loads.
4. List and compare the structural elements for various types of construction.
5. Define flame spread, its hazards, contributing factors, and possible solutions.
6. Identify practices and procedures that have been developed for different types of construction that are hazardous to firefighter safety.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Concepts of Construction
     A.  Definition of Loads
           1.  Stress and strains
           2. Compression, tension, and torsion forces
           3. Dead loads
           4. Live loads
           5. Impact loads
           6. Static and repeated loads
           7. Wind loads
           8. Concentrated loads
           9. Imposition of loads
         10. Fire loads
         11. Suspended loads
    B.  Structural Elements
           1.  Beams
           2.  Columns
           3.  Walls
           4.  Roofs
           5.  Arches
   C.     Transmission of loads
           1.  Foundations
           2.  Connections
II.  Methods and Materials of Construction, Renovation, and Demolition
     A.   Construction regulations
     B.   The building design and construction process
     C.   Site preparation
     D.   Hazards
            1.  Building under construction
            2.  Renovation
            3.  Demolition
     E.    Characteristics of materials
            1.  Wood
            2.  Masonry and stone
            3.  Concrete
            4.  Metal
            5.  Glass
            6.  Asbestos
            7.  Synthetic materials
            8.  Gypsum
III.  Building and Fire Codes
      A.   History of building codes and fire protection
      B.   Fire codes and standards
IV.   Features of Fire Protection
      A.   Noncombustible buildings
      B.   Fire resistive buildings
      C.   Fire growth (flame spread)
            1.  Building contents
            2.  Hidden building elements
            3.  Interior finish
            4.  Void spaces
            5.  Remodeled ceilings
            6.  Aircraft interiors
            7.  Acoustical treatment
            8.  Carpeting
            9.  Decorations and contents
      D.   Fire and smoke containment
      E.   Ventilation
      F.   Fire protection systems
V.   Wood Frame Construction
      A.   Types
             1.  Log cabin
             2.  Post and frame
             3.  Balloon frame
             4.  Platform frame
             5.  Plank and beam
      B.    Lightweight trusses and other wooden elements
      C.    Fire stopping
      D.    Protecting wood from ignition
      E.    Sheathing and siding
      F.     Roofing materials
VI.   Heavy Timber and Mill Construction
     A.      Code classified
     B.      Use of unprotected steel
VII. Ordinary Construction
     A.      Definitions and elements of construction
     B.      Structural stability and fire barriers
VIII.Noncombustible Construction
     A.      Steel buildings
     B.      Fire characteristics of steel
IX.  Concrete Construction
     A.      Definitions and elements of construction
     B.      Structural stability and fire resistance
X.   Specific Occupancy Details and Hazards to Firefighters
     A.      Apartment buildings
     B.      Places of Worship
     C.      Covered Mall Buildings
     D.      Factories
     E.      Storage Buildings
     F.       High-rises
     G.      Hospitals and nursing homes
     H.      Hotels and motels
      I.       Jails and prisons
      J.       Museums and libraries
      K.      Nightclubs
      L.       Office buildings
      M.      Parking garages
      N.      Restaurants
      O.      Schools
      P.       Single family homes
      Q.      Theaters
      R.       Warehouses
XI.   Fire Behavior vs. Building Construction
      A.        Fire spread
      B.        Smoke and fire containment

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 20-30 pages from textbook
2.  Completion of 17 weekly assignment sheets
3.  Term project and/or internet research project
4.  Quizzes, midterm, and final exam
5.  Powerpoint presentation
6.  One site visit

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 25%
Reading 20-30 pages from textbook; Completion of 17 weekly assignment sheets; Term project and/or internet research project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Classroom oral presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
55 - 65%
Multiple choice,True/False; Essay Exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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(1)  Building Construction for the Fire Service, Francis Brannigan, National Fire Protection Association, 5th edition 2015.
(2)  National Fire Protection Association Handbook 22nd Edition, 2013.

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