Fundamentals of Residential Building Construction Credit Hours: 3 Approximate reading time: 2 Hours Approximate online time: 1 Hour You Must Be Signed In To View This Program. Register Today NFPA Documents Disclaimer- NFPA and other resource editions cited within the CFITrainer.Net site were current as of the release of the respective modules. The field of fire investigation and its guiding documents are constantly evolving and it is incumbent upon the fire investigator to remain up to date with the guidance in the current editions of the documents referenced in all modules on CFITrainer.Net, regardless of which edition was used in the writing of the module. Program Abstract This module provides instruction on the fundamentals of residential building construction with an eye toward how building construction affects fire development. The module presents the major types of construction used to build single-family and small multi-family residences in housing stock similar to single family homes (i.e., duplexes and triplexes). Then, the module covers building components from a fire spread perspective. Throughout, the module includes a discussion of how the various construction techniques can affect fire development and impact fire investigator safety.