PRV490 - Plan Examination II

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Subject Title
Plan Examination II

Subject Description
PRV490 reviews basic Ontario building Code and Plan Examination skills, then moves on to more advanced subject areas, utilizing real client design criteria, actual sites and construction working drawings. Strategies are developed to examine plans for key areas of compliance with the Ontario Building Code, and related regulations. Students develop confidence and time management skills by reviewing a variety of building projects. Focus is placed on holistic thinking and the development of problem solving and decision making skills.

Credit Status
One college subject credit. BDC390 is a pre-requisite for this course.

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

1. recognize proper and complete drawings given an intended function;
2. identify errors in working drawings using a plan examination system;
3. evaluate their own thinking throughout the steps and processes used in problem solving and decision making;
4. manage the use of time and other resources to attain personal and/or project related goals;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the role and interaction of professional architects and professional engineers;
6. demonstrate an awareness of the interdependence of the Ontario Building Code regulations.

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;
- analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources;
- show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others;
- interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals;
- manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects;
- take responsibility for one?s own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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