Three Rivers community college
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Three Rivers

Building Codes & Ordinances

Tuesday Evening 6:00 - 8:45pm Room B-125

Text Box: ARC K227

Instructor:     Rick Staub ▪ Architect, ph 860-434-7707, email staub@pointonearchitects.com

                        Credits: 3     Hours: 3,      Pre-requisites: ARC 135/L

Grade:            Quizzes (4) 50%           Mid term 25%          Final 25%

 

Course Objectives:

To introduce the Architecture, Civil, and Construction students to the origins, scope and administration of local, state and federal codes and ordinances.  Students will be exposed to the elements of these codes and ordinances and to the impacts they have on the design, construction, and occupancy of a project.  Students will develop a working knowledge of the subject material as they track a hypothetical project from preliminary zoning research, through design and construction and ultimately the issuance of a “certificate of occupancy”.

 

Method:   Lectures, Slide Lectures, Simulations, Class Discussion

 

Text:         International Building Code (IBC) 2009, (and Instructor Supplements)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes:

 Understand the role, intent, and performance of Codes and Ordinances in development and construction.

 Demonstrate the ability navigate regulatory documents (sections & paragraphs) and their inter-relationships.

 Analyze and understand building systems and their integration in design and performance.

 Demonstrate the ability to apply research and investigative methods to projects of varying scope and complexity and apply proper interpretation of the codes.

Unit 8  Means of Egress Cont’d

Path-of-travel, Stairs, Exits

 

Unit 9  Accessibility

Circulation & Barrier-Free

 

Unit 10 Interior Environment

Walls, Floors & Ceilings

 

Unit 11 Exterior Envelopes

Walls and Roofs

 

Unit 12 Structural Design

Live/Dead Loads, Lateral Forces

 

Unit 13 Materials

Soils, Concrete, Masonry

 

Unit 14 Materials

Steel, Wood, Glazing, Gyp. Bd.

           

Unit 15 MEP Systems

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing

Unit 1  Over-view (Introduction)     

A Historic Look at Codes & Ordinances

 

Unit 2  Zoning Regulations

Use, Bulk, Design & Hazard Zones

 

Unit 3  Use Group and Occupancy

Associated Tables and References

 

Unit 4  General Building Limitations

Associated Table and References

 

Unit 5  Types of Construction

Associated Table and References

 

Unit 6  Fire Resistance Rated Constr.

Fire Walls, Penetrations & Openings

 

Unit 7  Means of Egress

Path-of-travel, Stairs, Exits

           

Spring Break

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