Introduction to the permit process, life-safety requirements, and environmental regulations for designs and construction of buildings as established by the national and local jurisdictions. Prerequisite: ARCH 322. Offered: Sp.
Permit process; Life-safety design concept for buildings; Environmental Critical Areas and erosion control design concepts during construction; Two site visits
Student learning goals
To learn about impact of codes governing design of buildings and construction.
Able to maneuver through building permit process
Understand basic building code concept such type of constructions, occupancy and exiting; Also learn about the Fire Code
Understand mapped Critical Areas and their impact on construction
Design a erosion control plan
General method of instruction
Lecture, notes, invited speakers, site visits
Class assignments and grading
Home work and class participation is important. There is a Midterm and a Final Project.
Every student that participates and keeps up with homework and readings should do well.