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Course Number:
BCT 135
Course Title:
Residential Building Codes
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Course Description

Introduces land use zoning and international/Oregon residential building codes. Includes selected portions of the code. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is a required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Building Construction Technology, as well at the AAS BCT Design/Build Option and the AAS BCT Construction Management Option.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Navigate residential building codes.

Interpret residential building codes to determine if, when, and how they apply to a construction assembly or condition.

Course Activities and Design

  • 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 students to apply class information to a construction assembly or condition.
  • Midterm and final exam questions cover a summary of information from the Building Codes.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Required skills are assessed in the classroom through small group evaluation, in class assignments, quizzes and homework review.  Instructor created exams evaluate the ability of individual students to locate pertinent information in the code, interpret for relevancy, and apply as appropriate.

In Class and Homework "Easter Egg Hunt-type" Assignments to develop competent navigational skills

Case Study Homework Assignments focused on historical and contemporary code related issues in the construction industry

Midterm and Final Examinations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)Themes, issues and concepts:
Building Codes Administrative
Building Planning
Foundation Codes
Floor Codes
Wall Construction
Wall Coverings
Roof Codes
Energy Codes