Fundamentals of Residential Building Construction
Approximate reading time: 2 Hours
Approximate online time: 1 Hour
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.