ARCH1340 Building Codes: Commercial

This course will introduce the student to the organization, use and impact of the International Building Code in the design of buildings.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first weekof the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify life-safety issues
Determine occupancy group
Design for accessibility
Calculate allowable floor areas and heights
Identify fire-resistance rating for construction assemblies
Determine plumbing fixture requirements
Classify types of construction
Assess plans for code compliance
Complete code review for commercial building
Complete energy code compliance applications

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details