IAD 204: Building Construction & Codes
Prerequisite: IAD 103 & IAD 107
This course focuses on the evolving technology of building, the properties of construction materials, their comparative strength and durability, their potentialities and limits in structural support, and the use of sustainable materials and systems. In this course students learn to see buildings as supportive systems. Static equilibrium, building loads, construction methods, fastening and terminology are explained, emphasizing interior alterations. There is an overview of the International Building Code, zoning, and a review of the ADA. Notes: Workload per week: three hours of lecture, one-hour laboratory and three hours of student preparation for class. Prerequisite: one year of drafting (IAD 100 and IAD 107).