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What is fire resistance rating?

by James Moss
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This website provides information concerning basics regarding fire-rated gypsum construction.  The term fire-resistance is defined and fire tests are discussed.  In addition, the manner in which a fire inspection is completed, as well as information on who is authorized to complete it is revealed.


Construction Core


No prerequisites are required.

Learning Outcomes:

Students are to know and understand the terms fire-resistance and fire-rating, as well as how a construction site passes a fire inspection.

Pedagogy Approach:

This video will be used to supplement the Core Construction text and discussed in class after it is viewed online.

Assessment Methodology:

A handout will be given in Core Constructon class that discusses the terms fire-resistance and fire-rated.  Questions about fire-rating and fire-resistance will be included on a fire safety quiz. 

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