AEC 131, CONSTRUCTION CODES
A required, 3-credit program course.


This course explores the ramifications of codes on building design and construction projects. Students apply the course material relating to zoning, building, and accessibility requirements to drawing projects in the corequisite course, AEC 130. This is a lecture-discussion-exercise course.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Using the City and County of Honolulu Land Use Ordinance, determine the necessary zoning and development standards for a dwelling in a residential zoning district including, but not limited to setbacks, maximum density, building envelope and parking.
  2. Using the City and County of Honolulu Land Use Ordinance, determine the necessary zoning and development standards for a commercial building in a commercial zoning district including, but not limited to setbacks, maximum density, building envelope, landscaping, screening, loading and parking.
  3. Explain the main difference between the land use ordinance and the building code.
  4. Using the Building Code: For both residential and commercial buildings determine the Occupancy/ Occupancies for a given building use or list of uses, the minimum occupancy separation for two adjacent occupancies, the appropriate Construction Type for the building's use or list of uses, and the appropriateness of exit system by analyzing the occupant load, number of exits, exit width and distance to exits.

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DETAILS
  1. Prerequisite: "C" or higher AEC 120; "C" or higher in ENG 100
  2. Corequisite: AEC 130
  3. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  4. Roughly two hours of lecture and one hour of lab time getting projects started. Most drawing work is completed outside of class time either at open lab times or at home.
  5. The course is typically offered only in the fall term.
  6. Besides a textbook, students need to purchase a flash drive for storing and transporting drawing files.
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