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CO 225 Building Codes
Gyovai, Frank


PARK UNIVERSITY
SYLLABUS


COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: CO 225
COURSE TITLE: BUILDING CODES
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: SPRING 1 2005/S1OO05
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER Frank M. Gyovai
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Faculty
Certified Building Official
FACULTY TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 573-426-4663 (W) 573-674-2018 (H)
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: Frank.Gyovai@pirate.park.edu
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: mgyovai@hotmail.com
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: January 10 thru March 6, 2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Monday
CLASS SESSION TIME: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PREREQUISITE(S): NONE
CREDIT HOURS: 3

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

VISION STATEMENT
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

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.

FACULTY’S 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 insofar as the public is affected by the building construction and to secure safety to life and property from all hazards incident to the occupancy of buildings, structures and premises.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Define, interpret and understand Building Codes and their application to:

A. Codes Administration and the legal aspects of codes enforcement
B. Planning and zoning, height and area considerations
C. Construction methods, construction types, structural design and loading
D. Mechanical methods of construction
E. Plumbing methods of construction
F. Electrical methods of construction
G. Fire rated construction, fire protection, and means of egress

COURSE TEXTBOOK(S):
2003 International Building Code. Falls Church Virginia:
Copyright 2002. Second Printing: June 2003 ISBN # 1-892395-56-8

ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. Tests and quizzes missed without an excused absence will receive a grade of “zero”.

COURSE ASSESSMENT: The Course Objectives will be achieved by a combination of:
A. Lecture
B. Class Discussion
C. Assigned Reading
D. Homework, assignments, quizzes and examinations.

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent 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: www.park.edu/disability.

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

Week 1- 10 Jan (Scan Chapter 1 for week 1)
Introduction to codes, codes administration and legal aspects,
basic code analysis
(Scan chapter 2, read chapter 5 & 6 for Week 2)



Week 2 – 17 Jan Planning and zoning, occupancy, use, construction types, building heights and areas
(Scan sections 1604 thru 1612, and chapters 18 and 23 for Week 3)

Week 3 – 24 Jan Construction methods, environmental considerations, structural
design, and loading

Week 4 – 31 Jan Review
Midterm Examination
(Scan chapter 7, read sections 705, 706, 708, 715, and 717 for Week 5)

Week 5 – 7 Feb Mechanical and plumbing construction methodology, fire rated construction
(Scan chapter 9, read sections 903 and 907 for Week 6)

Week 6 – 14 Feb Electrical construction methodology, fire protection
(Scan chapter 10, read sections 1004, 1005, 1008, 1009, 1012, 1015, 1016, 1018, and 1025 for Week 7)

Week 7 – 21 Feb Commercial construction, means of egress, plan review

Week 8 – 9 Mar Review
Final Examination


GRADING POLICY:

Two examinations will be given during the term. The mid-term examination will cover assignments to that date, and the final grade will cover all material assigned during the course.




Each students grade will be calculated using the following criteria:


Attendance/Class participation 10%
Homework and quizzes 20%
Mid-term Examination 35%
Final Examination 35%
TOTAL 100%


Grade Percentage
A 90%-100%
B 80%-89%
C 70%-79%
D 60%-69%
F 59% OR LESS OR 3 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES