Inferno: Protecting Buildings and People from Fire

to take this course

This one hour course will describe the evolution of light wood-frame and mass timber (CLT) construction and why it is an effective method to solving the affordable housing crisis. Our team will discuss how fire poses significant threats to light wood-frame and mass timber buildings-under-construction. We will also explore fire protection strategies and how to design safer and more sustainable buildings for occupants and first responders. Finally, we will review how fire inhibitors may contribute to LEED v4 BD+C projects.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe the history of wood frame construction in the United States and the environmental impact of wood products derived from premature tree harvesting.
  2. Review why mid-rise light wood-frame buildings burn down so frequently during the framing phase of construction.
  3. Identify fire protection strategies to design safer and more sustainable buildings for occupants and first responders.
  4. Explain how wood products treated with fire inhibitors may contribute to LEED v4 BD+C projects.
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Design Category: 
(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites
AIA Course Number: 
GMF06B
GBCI Course ID: 
0920014746
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion