2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

PMT 703 Analysis of Building and Fire Codes

An examination of the purpose, origin and enforcement of building codes in various sections of our country. Zoning regulations, appeal procedures, and local laws applicable to building codes and their impact on fire protection will be reviewed. This course is intended to enable a manager in a state or municipal agency to understand the process of code development and enforcement as well as estimate the cost and time required to develop, implement and enforce a building code. For those in the private sector, the course will provide an understanding of the background and purpose of codes necessary in the planning, construction, and management of commercial and industrial properties.