Infrastructure Systems

Federal personnel are required to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Architectural and Engineering Systems:
  • Roofing Systems
  • Building Envelope Systems
  • Window Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • All Lighting Systems
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • BAS
  • IT Systems – installation arrangement and energy requirements
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architectural Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Occupant needs and requirements/controls
  • Resource flows (e.g., energy, water, waste)

Related Courses

Title Description Organizations Competencies
2013 NFPA 13 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series

2013 NFPA 13 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series – comprised of six online courses that can be taken together at a series price or as individual online course modules.

This self-guided online series provides an essential basis in fire sprinkler systems and the 2013 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, this self-guided online course series introduces students to the basic principles of the components, application, design, installation, testing, maintenance, and use of automatic sprinkler systems. The series covers the components of the four basic types of automatic sprinkler systems and describes how these components interrelate to form a fire control or fire suppression system that will achieve a facility’s fire safety objectives for life safety, property protection, mission continuity, heritage preservation, and environmental protection.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler Protection for Storage Self-Guided Online Course

Learn about fire sprinkler protection for storage in this important module in the updated 2013 NFPA 13 Online Course Series. Course 6 in the NFPA 13 Online Course SeriesFire Sprinkler Protection for Storage — provides you with a greater understanding of the factors concerning storage protection, such as what is being stored, how it is stored, how high it is stored, and the building height and clearance. These factors enable you to analyze the various protection options and then make the best choice for each individual situation. The training also covers determining the proper storage commodity classification along with the storage arrangement, which allows the designer to choose the appropriate chapter in the Standard for deciding upon appropriate and acceptable protection criteria.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Components and their Usage Self-Guided Online Course

Gain a greater understanding of acceptable types of system materials and components through this module in the updated 2013 NFPA 13 Online Course Series. Course 5 in the NFPA 13 Online Course SeriesFire Sprinkler System Components and their Usage — provides you with a greater understanding of the acceptable types of system materials and components and address the features of each. The training also covers the installation requirements for sprinkler system components, including piping, valves, waterflow devices, hangers and braces.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications Self-Guided Online Course

This module in the updated 2013 NFPA 13 Online Course Series takes an in-depth look at fire sprinkler system types and applications. Course 2 in the NFPA 13 Online Course SeriesFire Sprinkler System Types and Applications — presents a general overview of NFPA 13’s Chapter 7: System Requirements and the associated Annex material, as well as take a more extensive look at the applications for wet and dry systems. The training also introduces you to the other types of sprinkler systems, such as preaction, deluge, and specialty systems. Finally, you’ll learn about the four major considerations that are used to decide what type of system is best.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 13: Water Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems Self-Guided Online Course

This module in the updated 2013 NFPA 13 Online Course Series highlights water supplies and design approaches for automatic sprinkler systems. Course 3 in the NFPA 13 Online Course SeriesWater Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems — provides you with a greater understanding of the importance of water supply and the acceptable water supplies for sprinkler systems. You’ll learn about the different design approaches that are used to determine the volume of water required for sprinkler systems, as well as how to make adjustments to sprinkler areas of operation when certain conditions are present.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 13: Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance Self-Guided Online Course

Grasp the critical importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and system acceptance through this module in the updated 2013 NFPA 13 Online Course Series. Course 4 in the NFPA 13 Online Course SeriesWorking Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance — provides you with a greater understanding of the importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and the requirements for working plans and hydraulic calculations to be approved. You’ll also learn about the items that must be contained in the working plans, including the piping layout, fittings, sprinklers, valves, hangers, braces, and test connections.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 20 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series

2013 NFPA 20 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series – comprised of two online courses that can be taken together at a series price or as individual online course modules.

This new self-guided online series is the ideal starting point for gaining a basic knowledge about the 2013 NFPA 20. Work at your own pace to gain a solid understanding of the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. Start with a high-level overview of this important NFPA® Standard and then progress to the basic installation requirements for centrifugal fire pumps. Upon completion you should be able to: state the purpose of fire pumps; differentiate between the four types of centrifugal fire pumps; list the requirements for fire pump performance; and more.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 20: Design and Installation of Fire Pumps Self-Guided Online Course

Design and Installation of Fire Pumps provides an essential introduction into NFPA 20 rules. NFPA®’s Design and Installation of Fire Pumps Course 2 in the NFPA 20 Online Course Series — reviews the basic installation requirements for centrifugal fire pumps, including those related to the pump house, suction and discharge piping, and related equipment and appurtenances. Work at your own pace to learn about key provisions in the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. Upon completion you should be able to: identify the requirements for protecting fire pump equipment; identify design requirements for pump houses and rooms; define “Balanced Flow” and “Unbalanced Flow”; and more.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 20: Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection Self-Guided Online Course

Learn the basics about stationary fire pumps and NFPA 20 provisions — without leaving your desk! Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection — Course 1 in the NFPA 20 Online Course Series — provides participants with a high-level overview of the purpose of a fire pump, the types of fire pumps available, and fire pump performance characteristics. Based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, the course also examines drivers and controllers for their use with fire pumps, along with parameters for selecting the best driver to meet the needs of a given situation.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
2013 NFPA 72 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series

2013 NFPA 72 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series – comprised of six online courses that can be taken together at a series price or as individual online course modules.

Gain a broad understanding of fire alarm and emergency signaling systems through the 2013 NFPA 72® Self-Guided Online Course Series. Your first step in fire alarm and signaling systems training, NFPA®’s new, 6-part series spans every aspect of the process — from design to ITM. Created by the leading experts in NFPA code compliance, this online training program covers current technology and the applicable requirements from building, fire, and life safety codes including the 2013 NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®). Upon completion you should be able to: explain how building, fire, and life safety codes impact the requirements for fire detection and alarm systems; determine how NFPA 72 is used to design, install, and maintain a fire detection and alarm system and how the Code is structured; describe the general types of initiating devices; define common terms associated with notification appliances; and more.

Basic Requirements, Building Systems, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Occupant Interface, Operating, Maintaining and Testing Life Safety Systems, Safety
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