Analysis of Building Codes Task
Task: To analyze building codes and demonstrate their importance by designing a floor plan while abiding by all building codes.
Task overview: The students will be with their architectural design companies. Each group will be given a packet of building codes and discuss the meaning of each code. The groups will then be given a scenario in which they will have to make revisions to a given floor plan so it will adhere to all building codes and regulations. The students will then have the chance to bring the revised floor plan to a certified building inspector to see how well they redesigned the plan.
Analysis of Building Codes (Student Handout)
Scenario: Your boss comes into your office and wants you to take on a new assignment. There is a family that needs to bring their blueprints to the city building inspector to make sure that all of the plans meet code standards. You need to take a look at the floor plan and make any changes that you feel need to be made to have the floor plan meet code. This is a very important assignment because if the home gets built and does not meet code, your boss will be very upset at you and will probably give you a pay decrease (lower your grade). On the other hand, if you do a good job at revising the floor plan you will probably get a great Christmas bonus (extra credit). The following is what needs to be done in order to "bring a floor plan up to code."
Handouts: Code book, Code checklist, floor plan on disk
Analysis of Building Codes Rubric
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