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Distance Education · Health Sciences · Fire Science - FIRT

Building Codes & Construction
FIRT-1329

  • Summer I 2019
  • Section N01 CRN-30141
  • 3 Credits
  • 06/03/2019 to 07/01/2019
  • Modified 05/03/2019

Meeting Times

Lecture

  • 24/7
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM, HSC 3543

This is an on-line course.  Access is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Information

Instructor: Instructor Nathan Sivils

  • Office: 979-691-2436

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, HSC 3529

Description

 

Examination of building codes and requirements, construction types, and building materials. Includes walls, floorings, foundations, and various roof types and the associated dangers of each. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education(FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. Credit: Three credit hours. 48 total student contact hours.

Requisites

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes

Course objectives: The students will:

1. Identify various classifications of building construction.

2. Understand theoretical concepts of how fire impacts major types of building construction.

Student learning Outcomes:

1. Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, buildings codes, fire prevention, code inspection, firefighting strategy, and tactics.

2. Classify major types of building construction in accordance with a local/model building code.

3. Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with the various types of building construction.

4. Explain the different loads and stresses that are placed on a building and their interrelationships.

5. Identify the function of each principle structural component in typical building design.

6. Differentiate between fire resistance, flame spread, and describe the testing procedures used to establish ratings for each.

7. Classify occupancy designations of the building code.

8. Identify the indicators of potential structural failure as they relate to firefighter safety.

9. Identify the role of GIS as it relates to building construction.

Materials

All campus locations: Murnane, Lynne and Fortney, Jeff 2010 Building Construction Related to the Fire Service:4th Edition. Stillwater Oklahoma: IFSTA.

Course Requirements

The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work to successfully complete FIRT 1329. Successful completion of FIRT 1329 is one of several courses that will prepare the student to articulate into a senior institution.

Currently, we have an articulation agreement with Sam Houston State University within the State of Texas, for transfer of this course into a BAAS (Bachelor of Applied Art and Science) degree.

Evaluation

Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
 

Test 1 25%

 

Test 2 25%

 

Test 3 15%

 

Class Participation 10%

 

Comprehensive Final Exam 25%

 

(4 major grades including: 3 regular exams and a comprehensive final exam .)

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Schedule

Weekly Schedule

Week

Topic

Student   Assignment

Total   hours

#1

 June 3, 2019

 

 

Course Introduction, Building Construction History

Reading   Chapter 1: Building Construction History

Written:

Pre-   test, Meet and Greet,

 

3 hours

 

#1

 June 3, 2019 to

June 11, 2019

 

  Structural Fire   Resistance and Building Classifications

Reading:  

Chapter 2

 

Written:

Homework,   Quiz 1

3 hours

#1

 June 3, 2019 to

June 11, 2019

    Structural Design Features

Reading:   Chapter 3

 

 

Written:   Homework, Quiz 2, Exam 1

3 hours

#1

 June 3, 2019 to

June 11, 2019

 

  Building Systems

Reading:  

Chapter 4

 

Written:

Homework,   Quiz 3

3 hours

#2

 

 June 11, 2019 to

June 18, 2019

 

  Building Systems

Reading:   Chapter 4

 

Written:

Homework,   quiz 4

 

3 hours

#2

 June 11, 2019 to

June 18, 2019

 Interior Finishes and passive fire protection

Reading:   Chapter 5

 

Written:   Quiz 5

3 hours

#2

 June 11, 2019 to

June 18, 2019

 

Foundations

 

Reading:   Chapter 6

 

Written:   Quiz 6

 

3 hours

#2

 June 11, 2019 to

June 18, 2019

 

 

 Wood Construction

Reading:   Chapter 7

Exits and Flame Spread

Written:

 Quiz 7

3 hours

#3

 June 18, 2019 to

June 25, 2019

 

 

Masonry and Ordinary Construction

Reading: Chapter 8

 

Written: Quiz 8, Test 2

 

3 hours

#3

 June 18, 2019 to

June 25, 2019

 

 

Steel   Construction

Reading:   Chapter 9,10

 

Written:   Quiz 9

 

 

3 hours

#3

 June 18, 2019 to

June 25, 2019

 

Steel Construction, Concrete Construction

Reading: Chapter 10
 

 

Written: Quiz 10

 

3 hours

#3

 June 18, 2019 to

 June 25, 2019

  Roofs

Reading:  Chapter 11

 

 

Written: Quiz 11

 

 

3 hours

#4

 June 25, 2019 to

July, 2, 2019

  

Special Structures and Design   Features

Reading:  Chapter 12,

Written: Quiz 12, Exam 3

3 hours

#4

 June 25, 2019 to

July, 2, 2019

  

Buildings Under Construction, Non Fire Building Collapse

 

Reading:   Chapter 13,14

 

Written:   Quiz 13, 14

 

3 hours

#4

 

June 25, 2019 to

July, 2, 2019

 

Buildings Under Construction, Non Fire Building Collapse

 Review for Final Exam

 

 

Reading:     Review

 

Written:

 

3 hours

# 4

July 2, 2019

 Final Exam

Written: Final Exam

3 Hours

 

 

 

Total Contact hours 48