BDC390 - Building Codes

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Subject Title
Building Codes

Subject Description
This subject involves the use of the Ontario Building Codes. The students learn how to use the Codes and how to interpret the meaning behind the jargon and definitions used in the Codes. They look at the reasoning for such codes and the conditions stipulated by them. They find out how buildings are classified in Canada with respect to the occupancy, area, height and safety. Two assignments are done; one is an engineering drawing of a building, involving the use of the Building Codes and AutoCAD.

Credit Status
One college subject credit and is a prerequisite for PRV490 and FRC490. BCF290 is a pre-requisite for this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. restate the commands of terminology, definitions and jargon of prescriptive based codes;
2. discuss the salient concepts of life safety found through out the Ontario Building Code (OBC);
3. access, interpret and apply correct regulations to a specific aspect of a building;
4. use the code efficiently.

Essential Employability Skills

The student has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

- communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience;
- respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication;
- locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems;
- manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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