Please read the next paragraph and follow the directions by writing a well-organized and researched five- to seven-page paper related to building construction topics discussed throughout this course. Your paper must contain at least five Internet sources in addition to professional journal articles or resources related to the profession.

Please provide an overview of building construction, including the various building types, designs of structures, and the application of building and fire codes. Describe the effect of building construction in relation to firefighting operations, the hazards associated with building types, and the effects of fire on each type. Finally, discuss building collapse and the awareness that firefighters should maintain on the fireground.

Students are required to submit the Research Paper typed in MS Word using the APA style format. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.