This course introduces different components of building structure that is relevant to a fire suppression designer or engineer. Here we explore types of structure, structure components, and discuss types of foundations, joists, and beams.

Our objectives include:

  1. Understand and identify different construction types.
  2. Understand and identify different components of building structure.
  3. Understand beams, joists, and how they affect fire protection design.

FX151 - 2022 - 1.0 HOUR



Joe Meyer, PE

Owner / Fire Protection Engineer at MeyerFire | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Joe Meyer, PE is a St. Louis-based Fire Protection Engineer and creator of MeyerFire, an online resource platform for professionals in the fire protection industry. Passionate about the field, Joe is committed to creating impactful resources to help grow and improve the practice of fire protection engineering.

Joe's engineering journey started at the University of Kansas and continued at the University of Maryland. Before founding MeyerFire, he led a fire protection group in St. Louis and worked for a large MEP group in Kansas City. Joe is also an avid illustrator and ran an online art shop from 2012 to 2020.

Today, Joe is the creative lead for MeyerFire among other roles. He has authored the leading prep guide for the Fire Protection PE Exam, contributed to NFSA’s Layout Book, compiled the NFSA Expert of the Day volumes, has served as a Chapter President in SFPE, and lectured at the university level.

Joe is driven to make the world a little better each day by working to provide industry professionals (engineers, contractors, architects, and building owners) with the resources they need to create a more firesafe world.

Chris Campbell, PE

Principal & Founder at Campbell Code Consulting | Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Chris Campbell is a Fire Protection Engineer and Code Consultant based in Washington DC. Holding both a BS and MS in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, Chris has carved a significant career in the fire protection industry. He is the Founder and Principal of Campbell Code Consulting, providing design and code consulting solutions. Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Lecturer at his alma mater, co-teaching an Advanced Life Safety course. His prior roles include a Senior Fire Engineer at Arup and Fire Protection Engineer at GHD. Chris is registered as a fire protection engineer in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and California.