Topics: Building Code
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Constructed Environments
Course Number: PSCE 5041
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This elective course provides the student with an understanding of building codes and zoning regulations. An accumulation of building techniques and planning knowledge, these documents are the devices that ensure public safety and wellbeing. The course will consider how codes respond to actual historical and contemporary events, and how they are affected by trends and ever changing life styles in urban and suburban environments. The Uniform Building Code, the 1938, 1968 and 2008 New York City Building Codes, the New York City Zoning Handbook, and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be used as examples to investigate their impact on design decisions.The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the purpose and underlying intent of specific code and regulatory standards that were developed as a tool for governments to control land use, ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public, and promulgate energy efficiency.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Pre-requisite(s): None. Open to: All University Students.