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Kaveh Aminian
CM 430
Seattle Campus

Building Code and Environmental Regulations

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.

Class description

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 accessibility(ADA)requirements

Understand mapped Critical Areas and their impact on construction

Design a erosion control plan

General method of instruction

Lecture, notes, invited speakers, site visits

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kaveh Aminian
Date: 03/30/2013