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CCOG for ARCH 132 Winter 2022

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Course Number:
ARCH 132
Course Title:
Residential Building Codes
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Course Description

Introduction to land use zoning and international residential building codes. Selected portions of the code will be discussed, with application to sample building plans. 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 and Interior Design. 

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

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 Disabilitie

Intended Outcomes for the course

Communicate residential code requirements to clients and design professionals.
Analyze and apply code parameters to the design of residential structures.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student to analyze a sample buildings, using current residential and zoning codes, to arrive at building analysis for new construction and remodel projects (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 from the Building Codes.