This course will introduce students to the latest edition of the building codes to apply a working knowledge of compliance, code objectives, definitions and appendices as they relate to the built environment. Students 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 visit facilities to explore, identify and address code-related situations.
Mandatory Prerequisites: 50% in General Education Electives (6 credits), 65% in INTD 2500, 70% in COMM 1120, 65% in INTD 3100, 65% in INTD 3300, 65% in INTD 3310, 65% in COMM 2320. If you wish to be placed on the INTD department maintained waitlist for this course, please email INTD_Waitlist@bcit.ca with the following information: Your name, student number, course number, and CRN. Please note - waitlist requests are not accepted until after 9:30am on Wednesday, October 23rd.
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
INTD 4360 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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