Nov 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ID 2530 - Building Codes + Regulations


Credits: 3

This sophomore-level course provides students with an in-depth study of the laws, codes, regulations, and standards for interior design practice. Emphasis is on understanding the relationship between interior construction and building systems and occupants’ health, welfare, and safety. Students also learn the importance of specification types and how they impact code compliance. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to interpret and apply relevant jurisdictional requirements to a variety of design project types.

Prerequisites: ID 1710 - Drafting  and ID 1510 - Survey of Interior Design  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Effectively apply the elements and principles of design and related theories throughout the interior design curriculum to two-dimensional design solutions.
  • Effectively apply the elements and principles of design and related theories throughout the interior design curriculum to three-dimensional design solutions.
  • Recognize the environmental impact of illumination strategies and decisions.
  • Understand how design solutions affect and are impacted by base-building structural systems and construction methods.
  • Understand how design solutions affect and are impacted by interior systems, construction, and installation methods.
  • Understand how design solutions affect and are impacted by vertical and horizontal systems of transport and circulation such as stairs, elevators, or escalators.
  • Recognize the origins and intent of laws, codes, and standards.
  • Understand standards and guidelines related to sustainability and wellness.
  • Understand sector-specific regulations and guidelines related to construction, products, and materials.
  • Apply federal, state/provincial, and local codes including fire and life safety.
  • Apply barrier-free and accessibility regulations and guidelines.

ID 2530 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

 

Required Textbooks:
Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 7th Edition - Kennon & Harmon, 2018 - ISBN: 9781119451136

Building Codes Illustrated, 6th Edition - Ching & Winkel, 2018 - ISBN: 9781119485032
Required Course Materials:

  • Computer with CAD or REVIT



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