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Building Construction

FST 103W

Building Construction

FST 103W

Course Description

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. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate selected skills needed to perform effectively within the fire service environment.


  • Identify various methods of framing, framing materials and how they react to fire conditions
  • Describe various structural loads and how they impact a building
  • Identify fireground tactics related to building size, construction type, and occupancy through fire problem discussions
  • Describe basic blueprints and building layout
  • Identify basic electrical wiring standards and techniques
  • Identify future fire problems with the increase in lightweight construction

Perform writing tasks to promote learning.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.