Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: FIS                                     Course Number: 230                                    
Course Title: Building Construction and Life Safety Systems I
Subject: Fire Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


A review is made of building construction and building systems. Crafting principles and plan reviews will be introduced. This introduction will expose the student to actual problems as they exist in the field. Fire ratings of building components will be studied and integrated with applicable building codes. Relationships between fire protection and life safety will be reviewed. Smoke and flame travel will be studied to determine effective means of control. Modern high rise structures will be reviewed to determine the unique problems they present to life safety and fire fighting.

Prerequisite: ENG 101. In addition: FIS 101 or permission of the section instructor.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: