Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BLDG 230 - Building Codes and Standards

(R only)

An examination of building codes and standards applied to residential buildings. The International Residential Code (IRC) will be emphasized, and local area amendments will be addressed. Topics include planning and permitting, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, energy efficiency, chimneys, and fireplaces. PREREQUISITE(S): BLDG 130  and BLDG 133 , or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly BU 230.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the proper size of a foundation wall. (Foundations)
  • Explain the relationship between footing and foundation size. (Foundations)
  • Interpret floor joist sizing table. (Floors)
  • Describe the relationship between wall size and load support. (Walls)
  • Define R-value and locate energy codes. (Energy Efficiency)
  • Explain purpose of fire-ratings. (Chimneys and Fireplaces)

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