Building Construction Systems & Codes

This course provides a conceptual understanding of functions and performance of structural building systems. The primary purpose of this course is to provide familiarity with use of construction code with reference to International Building Codes (IBC) 2012. For anyone in the field of construction or construction management it is necessary to know about the concepts and fundamental aspects of the code. As a result, the course is intended to provide an understanding of how the code was developed, how it is to be interpreted, and how it is applied to design and construction of buildings. The goal of the course is to make implementation of the code easier, and clearer to understand. Other than discussions on structural elements and their construction methods, the course covers issues such as use and occupancy, types of construction, fire-resistive constructions, interior finishes, building material, inspections, and tests.