BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IFSTA : Chapter 3. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IFSTA : Chapter 3. Additional reading: IFSTA Essentials #4 – chapter 8, 9, 10 Only for the information relating to building construction Some quiz, midterm and final questions will be from this material. Learning Objectives.
May be used in load bearing and non-load bearing walls.
Reaction of wood to fire conditions is based on the size of the wood and its moisture content.
Water does not have a negative effect on wood’s structural strength.
Plywood, particle board, paneling may be highly combustible, produce toxic gases and rapidly deteriorate under fire conditions.
(drug lab, boarding house, group home, etc.)
What constructions features are important during size-up?