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Course Number:
INSP 152
Course Title:
International Residential Code Mechanical
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers residential building mechanical systems code requirements as detailed in the International Residential Building Code manual. Prerequisites: (WR 115 or IRW 115) and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

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

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course student will be able to:

  • Analyze plans and apply mechanical code requirements to mechanical systems in residential structures.
  • Analyze construction and apply mechanical code requirements to mechanical systems in residential structures.
  • Communicate residential code requirements to design and construction professionals.

Course Activities and Design

Activities include in-class illustrated lectures showing concepts of the residential mechanical codes, supported by collaborative group review of case studies.  In-class work will be supported by out-of-class individual reading, research of codes, and application to mock problems. 

·        Course materials will be presented in a lecture and discussion format, using multimedia presentations (slides, overheads, videos) showing examples of mechanical code applications in residential buildings, and online building codes. 

·        Discussions will be supplemented by posting of additional references and resources, on the PCC Course Tools files. 

·        Weekly assignments will provide an opportunity for student to apply class information to examples of actual mechanical systems in residential buildings.

·        Short answer  exams will cover a summary of information from the Building Codes.

·        Course materials will be presented in a lecture and discussion format, using multimedia presentations (slides, overheads, videos) showing examples of mechanical code applications in residential buildings, and online building codes. 

·        Discussions will be supplemented by posting of additional references and resources, on the PCC Course Tools files. 

·        Weekly assignments will provide an opportunity for student to apply class information to examples of actual mechanical systems in residential buildings.

·        Short answer  exams will cover a summary of information from the Building Codes.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student will work on projects where they will use sample mechanical plans for residential buildings, identify applicable codes, and apply codes to design and construction details.  Assessment will include review of projects, along with exams requiring ability to find and cite mechanical code requirements. 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 deadlines, and by meeting specific objectives for each phase of class projects.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Residential mechanical codes regulate mechanical systems, specifying their minimum requirements for one and two-family structures.
  • Building Inspectors need  to understand their role in interpreting and applying mechanical code requirements to residential buildings.
  • Skills:  Review plans and construction to determine compliance with:

Heating & cooling systems

Ventilation systems