This article gives an overview of fire resistance construction as it relates to farm structures, such as barns and other storage shelters. It is a basic summary of building construction practices as taught in other classes.
Type of Material:
Online article; fact sheet.
Reference material in a building construction class or a fire inspector class. Also useful for Fire inspection course or class content in Vo-Ag classes in secondary schools.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Basic construction requirements for agricultural building;
Fire spread of builing materials
Target Student Population:
First year fire science degree students. Undergraduate students pursuing degrees in construction engineering or architectural engineering. Building officials might use as a reference.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
A good source of reference material. Concise and easily indexed.
Visual information is sketchy. Could use more diagrams or pictures.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The material is good for reference when included with other relevant course materials.
Not enough material for an assignment when use considered by itself. May miss some of the target audience?
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Text size is easy to read with little enhancement. Charts are well laid out for ease of reference.
Material has no real broad use. It is targeted at a specific construction group.
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