CO225 Building Codes

for F1OO 2007

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CO 225 Building Codes WO


F1OO 2007 WO


Sielky, Robert J.


Adjunct Faculty


Master Code Official
Certified Building Official

Office Location

BLDG 1018, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

Office Hours

7am unitl 4pm

Daytime Phone

573-512-0484  Cell

Other Phone

336-4116 home (after 7pm)


Semester Dates

August 20 - October 14, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours


2006 International Building Code ISBN -13: 978-1-58011-251-5 (soft)

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Course Description:
Basic principles and methods significant in contract relationships and  appreciation of the legal considerations in construction work.   Emphasis is  placed on the National Building Code and its application to local situations.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
To acquaint the student with the International Building Code and the minimum standards that the Code provides to insure public safety, health, welfare insorfar as the public is affected by building construction and to secure safety to life and property from all hazards incident to the occupancy of buildings, structures and premises.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Understand Code Administration
  2. 2. Recognize the Legal Aspects of Code Administration
  3. 3. Define the Use or Occupancy of a Structure
  4. 4. Evaluate and Calculate Building Limitations
  5. 5. Recognize the Types of Construction
  6. 6. Evaluate Fire Resistant Materials
  7. 7. Recognize Requirements for Fire Separation Assemblies
  8. 8. Analyze routes for means of Egress
  9. 9. Identify compliance with ADA regulations
Class Assessment:
The Course Objective will be achieved by a combination of: A. Lecture B. Class Discussion and Participation C. Assigned Reading D. Assignments, Quizzes and Examinations E. Handouts

Quizzes -  Four(4) -- 100 Points -- 40% Midterm -- One (1) -- 300 Points -- 30% Final Exam - One (1)- 300 Points -- 30% A 90-100% B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% F 59% OR LESS OR 2 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will recieve a grade of "zero". Tests and Quizzes missed without an excused absence will receive a grade of "zero"

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK 1 Administrations and Legal Aspects of Code Administration Assignment Read Chapter 1,2,3,& 4 WEEK 2 Use & Occupancy Special Detailed Requirements for Use & Occupancy Assignment Read Chapter 5 for week 3 Quiz - 30 Minutes on Chapter 1,2,3 & 4 WEEK 3 General Building Heights and Area Assignment Read Chapter 6 for week 4 Quiz - 30 Minutes on Chapter 5 WEEK 4 Types of Construction Assignment Read Chapter 7 & 8 for Week 5 Midterm 2.5 hours On Chapters 1 through 6 WEEK 5 Fire Resistance Rated Construction Assignment Read Chapter 9 for week 6 Quiz - 30 Minutes on Chapter 7 & 8 WEEK 6 Fire Protection Systems Assignment Read Chapter 10 & 11 for week 7 Quiz - 30 Minutes on Chapter 9 WEEK 7 Means of Egress & Accessibility Assignment Study and Review for Final Exam Week 8 Finan Examination 5 hours Chapter 7,8,9,10, & 11

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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