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FSCI 181 - Building Construction for the Fire Service

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Course will familiarize students with qualities and types of structures commonly encountered in Philadelphia: ordinary construction, wood frame, masonry, concrete and steel frame. The course will identify the inherent strengths and weaknesses of building structural systems and building materials with regard to flammability, toxicity and emergency scene personnel deployment. In addition, the course will address newly developed construction techniques.