Wood - Fire Safety

Credit: 2 PDH

Course Fee: $12.00

17 Pages


Course Summary

Fire safety is an important concern in all types of construction. The high level of national concern for fire safety is reflected in limitations and design requirements in building codes. These code requirements are discussed in the context of fire safety design and evaluation in the initial section of this course. Since basic data on fire behavior of wood products are needed to evaluate fire safety for wood construction, the second major section of this course covers fire performance characteristics of wood products. The course concludes with a discussion of flame-retardant treatments that can be used to reduce the combustibility of wood.

Learning Objectives

  • Fire Safety Design and Evaluation
  • Types of Construction
  • Fire Growth Within Compartment
  • Flashover
  • Containment to Compartment of Origin
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Fire Performance Characteristics of Wood
  • Ignition
  • Heat Release
  • Flame Spread
  • Smoke and Toxic Gases
  • Charring and Fire Resistance
  • Flame-Retardant Treatments
  • Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood
  • Flame-Retardant Pressure Treatments
  • Flame-Retardant Coatings

Course Author

US Forest Service



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