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Building Codes and Barrier Free for Interior Design INTD 4360

Interior Design Course

Course details

This course will introduce students to the latest edition of the BC Building Code Part 3 as it applies to interior design. Students will apply a working knowledge of compliance, code objectives, definitions and appendices as they relate to the built environment. They will locate and interpret the applicable codes to make appropriate design decisions required for fire protection, occupant safety and accessibility. The course examines the importance of establishing life safety issues, occupancy classification, fire ratings and separations, and means of egress as they relate to the built environment. Students will study an existing building to explore, identify and address code-related situations.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of INTD 4360 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 48135


Mon Sep 11 - Mon Dec 11 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 48135
  • $547.94
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Dec 11 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 353

Michael Jaszczewski

Course outline






Important information
  1. ***Please note*** - Students who do not meet the mandatory prerequisites will be dropped without notice. This is a waitlist eligible course. If you wish to be placed on the INTD department maintained waitlist for this course, please email with the following information: Your name, student number, course number, and CRN. Waitlist requests are not accepted until after 9:30am on registration day. No class Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 - stat holidays.

In Progress and Full

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze and generate a code-compliant, accessible solution for interior environments.
  • Evaluate drawings to assess code compliance.
  • Determine occupancy classification use, health requirements, fire ratings and separations and life safety issues for interior spaces.
  • Reference current building codes to locate and classify specialized information and apply to design solutions.
  • Determine occupant loads, means of egress, units of exit widths, travel distances, flame spread ratings, and smoke development classifications.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

Building Codes and Barrier Free for Interior Design (INTD 4360) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Interior Design
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Interior Design
    Diploma Part-time


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