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Course Content and Outcome Guide for ARCH 133

Course Number:
ARCH 133
Course Title:
Commercial Building Codes
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduction to land use zoning and Oregon Building Codes for commercial buildings, using International Building Code. Selected portions of the code will be discussed, with application to sample buildings. Prerequisites/concurrent: ARCH 124 or BCT 103. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is a required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Design & Drafting. 

Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institu­tion to which the student wishes to transfer.  

Students must be capable of reading and communicating in the English language and may be required to pass a listening competency test administered by the department.  Students who may have a disability and wish an accommodation should make arrangements to meet with the instructor outside of class to discuss specific requests.  Any request for accommodation may require that documentation of disability be reviewed by the Office for Students with Disabilities 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Communicate commercial code requirements to clients and design professionals.
Analyze and apply code parameters to the design of light frame commercial buildings.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Student to analyze a given building, using IBC and zoning codes, to arrive at building analysis (term project, plus weekly practices). 
  • Student to demonstrate willingness and ability to work in small groups during class to provide input and solve in-class assignments, and articulate findings to class. 
  • Student to demonstrate time management skills by completion of projects by assigned by assigned deadlines and by meeting specific objectives for each phase of class projects.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Course materials will be presented in a lecture and discussion format, using multimedia presentations (slides, overheads, videos) showing examples of code applications in various buildings, and tables from code books. 
  • Discussions will be supplemented by handouts that summarize highlights of the codes, due to the extensive amount of information in the codes.
  • Weekly assignments will provide an opportunity for student to apply class information to actual building examples.
  • Short answer midterm and final exams will cover a summary of information for International Building Codes.