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Wood as An Engineering Material: Fire Safety of Wood Construction

COURSE NO: S02-020
PDH CREDIT: 2
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as An Engineering Material: Fire Safety of Wood Construction
Course Highlights

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.
Learning Objectives

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
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 18, "Fire Safety of Wood Construction" of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Publication, “Wood Handbook - Wood as An Engineering Material”, FPL-GTR-190.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wood as An Engineering Material: Fire Safety of Wood Construction (685 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 18 of this USDA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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