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Course Details

Course Code: FSMT320 Course ID: 3296 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines design principles involved in structural fire protection and automatic suppression systems, including fire resistance and endurance, flame spread evaluation, smoke control, alarm systems, sprinkler innovations, evaluation of sprinkler system designs, and specialized suppression systems. Advanced fire suppression systems must be properly designed and the occupants must be properly trained to react in concert with the life safety systems and the fire department. Knowing how the different design systems function and how they protect a space or process aids in the interaction with owners, engineers, architects, and contractors. The importance of a good relationship between the authority having jurisdiction and those charged with the enforcement of the code is considered.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
CO-1: Explain how the design of modern day fire protection systems has been influenced by past fire events and losses.
CO-2: Discuss how the systems approach to building fire protection functions.
CO-3: Analyze the components of the process for designing fire protection systems for specific situations and hazards.
CO-4: Explain the testing processes used to determine the materials and structures needed for a building or hazard fire protection system.
CO-5: Identify the common types of heat, smoke and flame detection systems.
CO-6: Categorize the components and effects of smoke and fire gasses on life safety.
CO-7: Recognize the factors that influence smoke movement and their impact on life safety in a structure.
CO-8: Explain the process of determining if water supply systems meet the needs of a structural fire protection application.
CO-9: Demonstrate how to apply hydraulics formulae in the design of various types of sprinkler systems.
CO-10: Summarize the role of the fire service and the authority having jurisdiction in the review of plans and inspection of facilities for fire code compliance.
CO-11: Summarize the various ways to calculate and design fixed water fire suppression systems.

Readings:
The textbook and several additional readings will be covered throughout this eight week (8) course. As a student, you are expected to read each of the assigned readings and complete the corresponding assignment. Personal opinions not based or supported by the published literature are not acceptable - there are no wrong or right answers; there are just complete and incomplete answers.
Discussion Assignments:
There are various required discussion assignments. For most Discussion assignments you are required to answer the posted questions and provide literature support where applicable. Each Discussion assignment will require you to respond to at least two classmate postings in order to earn full credit for the Discussion.
Essay Assignments:
Essay Assignments are designed to sharpen your writing skills and your research skills and as such, all writing assignments require providing additional research that supports your conclusions. All assignments should be well-written and formatted in APA Style (most recent edition). All assignments must have proper citations of any source(s) used and be accompanied by an APA References page.

NameGrade %
Discussions 30.00 %
Introduction Discussion 5.00 %
W2: Total Flooding or Local Application 5.00 %
W4: The Dangers of Halon 5.00 %
W6: Heat Sources and Stratification 5.00 %
W7: Responsibilities of Fire Protection Professionals 5.00 %
W8: Reflections 5.00 %
Essays 70.00 %
Week 3 Essay 35.00 %
Week 5 Essay 35.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
CO-1: Explain how the design of modern day fire protection systems has been influenced by past fire events and losses.
CO-2: Discuss how the systems approach to building fire protection functions.
CO-3: Analyze the components of the process for designing fire protection systems for specific situations and hazards.
CO-4: Explain the testing processes used to determine the materials and structures needed for a building or hazard fire protection system.
CO-5: Identify the common types of heat, smoke and flame detection systems.
CO-6: Categorize the components and effects of smoke and fire gasses on life safety.
CO-7: Recognize the factors that influence smoke movement and their impact on life safety in a structure.
CO-8: Explain the process of determining if water supply systems meet the needs of a structural fire protection application.
CO-9: Demonstrate how to apply hydraulics formulae in the design of various types of sprinkler systems.
CO-10: Summarize the role of the fire service and the authority having jurisdiction in the review of plans and inspection of facilities for fire code compliance.
CO-11: Summarize the various ways to calculate and design fixed water fire suppression systems.

Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:D2L Note
 
Book Title:Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures, 3rd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781466585478
Publication Info:CRC Press Lib
Author:Purkiss, John
Unit Cost:$220.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.