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FSMT320 - Fire Protection Structure and System Design


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.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: NFPA 550 : Guide to Fire Safety Concepts Tree - available online, link provided inside the classroom.
ISBN: 9781455902996
Publication Info: N/A
Author: NFPA
Unit Cost: $39.87
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems, 2nd Ed- E-book links provided inside the classroom; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9781418039509
Publication Info: CLASS-Gagnon
Author: Gagnon, Robert
Unit Cost: $188.02
Electronic ISBN: 9781133389873
Electronic Unit Cost: $32.00