Wood as An Engineering Material: Fire Safety of Wood Construction
This online engineering PDH course discusses the fire safety code requirements along with the related fire performance data of wood in construction and provides information on fire behavior and fire performance characteristics of wood products.
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 and related fire performance data are discussed in the context of fire safety design and evaluation in the initial section of this course. Because basic data on fire behavior of wood products are needed to evaluate fire safety for wood construction, the second major section of this course provides additional information on fire behavior and fire performance characteristics of wood products. The course concludes with a discussion of fire-retardant treatments that can be used to reduce the combustibility of wood.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural or geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in fire safety of wood construction or who are involved in the design and planning of wood structures.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the fire safety design and evaluation process of wood in construction
- Understanding the different fire safety code requirements and regulations
- Understanding the different fire-performance characteristic of wood
- Learning the characteristics and benefits of fire-retardant treated wood
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