CMGT 123   Building Codes* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: CET 125 or CMGT 125.

This course examines the organization, intent, and use of building codes in general and the International Building Code in particular. Students will cover the reasons codes exist and how they form an integral part of the design criteria for every building project. Additional topics include building types, fire protection, accessibility, roofs, foundations, and interiors/exteriors. As part of the class, students will describe how the various entities (governing authorities, design professionals, and contractors) work to administer and adhere to the building codes in construction. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.