FS 200 Plan Review For Fire Prevention • 4 Cr.
Introduces the tools and techniques of reviewing building plans from the fire prevention perspective. Students get hands-on plan review experience and develop the basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to be a plan reviewer. Prerequisite: FS 102 and FS 137 and FS 190 or permission of advisor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe at least three reasons for performing plan checks, the objectives of a proposed plans review program, the impact of such a program, and how the program will enhance current fire prevention programs.
- Develop a graphic illustration of a model plans review system, identifying at least four components involved in the system including the use of plans review checklists.
- List three methods to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of code requirements according to applicable standards.
- Determine fire department access, verify appropriate water supply, and review general building parameters.
- Determine occupant load and, the height and area of a building.
- Determine the appropriateness of the three components of a building’s egress system (exit access, exit, and exit discharge), verify building compartmentation and the proper enclosure of vertical openings.
- Identify special hazards, verify interior finish and establish the proper location for pre-engineered fire extinguishing systems.
- Verify the compliance of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, review sources requiring venting and combustion air, verify the proper location of fire dampers, and evaluate a stairwell pressurization system.
- Verify the proper illumination for exit access, the arrangement of exit lighting and perform a life safety evaluation of the egress arrangement of a building.