Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 131 - Construction Codes

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in AEC 120; "C" or higher in ENG 100
  • Corequisite: AEC 130
  • AEC majors only.

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

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 131, the student will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explain the main difference between the land use ordinance and the building code.
  • 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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