June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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The Integration of Building Codes into the Architecture Design ProcessArchitecture design process consists of conceptual design phase, schematic design, designdevelopment and finally construction documents. This process starts with reviewing andevaluating the owner’s building program and budget requirements and finish with providinggraphic and written information necessary for bidding, construction and future buildingmanagement. This architecture process is not complete unless it includes the appropriate andnumerous building code requirements that touch all design phases and building components,such as building area and height limitation, type of construction, the size and type of openings,number of exits, travel distance and paths of exit, fixture counts, fire-resistive construction,interior finishes, and so on.In this paper, we explore new methods, to deliver a better design, through demonstrating how thebuilding code requirements can be integrated and associated to the architecture design process,using real case studies. Two case studies from the work developed by students over two courseswill be introduced and discussed in details. A flow chart representing a comprehensive designprocess that includes the architecture, as well as the building code integration aspects will bepresented and discussed.The argument of the paper will be based on the International Building Code (IBC 2012) which isissued by the International Code Council (ICC) and considered as the most comprehensive andcoordinated national model code in the US and is currently commonly used and enforced in 44states. The paper will also examine and report on the purpose, types, interpretation,understanding and use of building codes applied in the United States.We discuss the courses from students’ point of view, and the experience earned in design, codedevelopment, and also in written and oral communication skills. Future plans to evaluate theeffectiveness of these courses in term of learning outcomes.
Megri, A. C. (2014, June), The Integration of Building Codes into the Architecture Design Process Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23164
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