2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

FIS 230 Building Construction and Life Safety Systems I

3 hours 

A review is made of building construction and building systems. Crafting principles and plan reviews will be introduced. This introduction will expose the student to actual problems, as they exist in the field. Fire ratings of building components will be studied and integrated with applicable building codes. Relationships between fire protection and life safety will be reviewed. Smoke and flame travel will be studied to determine effective means of control. Modern high rise structures will be reviewed to determine the unique problems they present to life safety and fire fighting.




ENG 101, and FIS 101 or permission of the instructor