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Building Systems

Through observation and analysis, students develop an understanding of the importance of interior construction methods, materials, finishes, and details. Students become familiar with the application of a wide variety of building materials through lectures, presentations, site visits, and the preparation of construction details, an introduction to building codes and legal regulations and how they relate to interior architectural work. Discussions cover building codes, the process of code development and revision, and the responsibilities of interior designers in incorporating code requirements in their work. Essential sections of the building code, such as egress, occupancy levels, regulations for the handicapped, general accessibility requirements, finish and material specifications, and fire ratings are included.