Course Summary
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5 days (36 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 fire engineering


The course objective is to perform a plans review to evaluate the suitability of the fire sprinkler system calculations in accordance with nationally recognized standards for design and installation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • evaluate the materials for completeness and compliance with locally and nationally recognized design standards given a sample fire sprinkler plans submittal package
  • evaluate if the proposed sprinkler design is suitable for the hazard classification given a nationally recognized design standard and description of building use and contents
  • evaluate the water supply system's ability to supply a fire protection system given the performance capabilities of a water supply system and a set of plans
  • evaluate the adequacy of sprinkler system components for the intended use and compliance with recognized listings, standards and manufacturer's specifications given a set of manufacturer's datasheets
  • verify that sprinkler spacing and installation are in compliance with nationally recognized standards given fire protection system plans
  • evaluate the arrangement of the hydraulically remote area given a set of design drawings
  • evaluate if the calculation inputs are accurate given a set of plans with hydraulic calculations.

General Course Topics:

  • Preparing for plans review
  • Hazard classification
  • Water supplies and delivery systems
  • System components and materials
  • Fire sprinkler system layout
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Written Papers
  • pre-course activities, in-class activities

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Supplemental Materials