CO225 Building Codes

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CO 225 Building Codes


S2OO 2013 WO


Pickerill, Heath A.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Management), UIUC
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, UIUC

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Missouri S&T

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Semester Dates

March 2013 - May 2013

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM



Credit Hours


2012 International Building Code

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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 Inernational 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 health, safety and welfare insofar 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. This will be accomplished with lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues and examinations.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. A. Understand Code Administration
  2. B. Recognize the Legal Aspects of Code Administration
  3. C. Define the Use or Occupancy of a Structure
  4. D. Evaluate and calculate Building Limitations
  5. E. Recognize the Types of Construction
  6. F. Evaluate Fire Resistant Materials and Fire Protection Systems
  7. G. Analyze Routes for Means of Egress
  8. H. Identify compliance with ADA regulations
Class Assessment:
Lectures, class discussions and participation, assigned readings, assignments, quizzes and examinations


Quizzes - four @ 25points/5% each -- 100 points -- 20%

Midterm - one -- 100 points -- 20%

Final Exam - one -- 175 points -- 35%

Assignments - five @ 20 points/3% each -- 100 points -- 20%

Class participation & attendance -- 25 points -- 5%

100%-90% A    89%-80% B   79%-70% C   69%-60% D   59%-below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted and quizzes cannot be made up due to missing class unless coordinated ahead of time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Always be professional and complete all work in such a manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1 - Administration of code

Assignment: Read Chapters 1 & 2 for week 2

WEEK 2 - Use & Occupancy Classification

Assignment: Read Chapters 3 & 4 for week 3    Quiz 1: Chapters 1 & 2

WEEK 3 - General Building Heights & Areas

Assignment: Read Chapters 5 & 6 for week 4      Quiz 2: Chapters 3 & 4

WEEK 4 - Types of Construction

Midterm on Chapters 1 - 6     Assignment: Read Chapters 7, 8 & 9 for week 5

WEEK 5 - Fire-Resistance, Interior Finishes & Fire Protection

Assignment: Read Chapters 10, 11 & 12 for week 6    Quiz 3: Chapters 7, 8 & 9

WEEK 6 - Means of Egress & Accessibility

Assignment: Read  Chapters 16, 17 & 34    Quiz 4: Chapters 10, 11 & 12

WEEK 7 - Structural Design & Tests and Interior Environment

Assignment: Study & review for Final Exam

WEEK 8 - Final Exam - all material covered after Mid Term

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 "F".
  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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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