BUILDING CODES: COMMERCIAL

  • Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Building Codes: Commercial
  • Course #: ARCH1340
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the organization, use and impact of the International Building Code in the design of buildings.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify life-safety issues
Determine occupancy group
Design for accessibility
Calculate allowable floor areas and heights
Identify fire-resistance rating for construction assemblies
Determine plumbing fixture requirements
Classify types of construction
Assess plans for code compliance
Complete code review for commercial building
Complete energy code compliance applications

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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