Interpret working drawings in the field of building construction. Topics include: reading print specifications, materials, and symbols on construction documents; and analyzing multi-view, sectional, and isometric drawings. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Codes and standards enforced at the local, state, and federal levels in the building construction inspection field. Accessibility, earthquake mitigation, energy efficiency, and fire protection code and standard requirements for construction. Communication expectations of building construction codes and standards as an inspector. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Building materials and construction techniques and methods used in most residential and commercial construction. Structural plan reading, site layout, site grading, foundations, walls, and roof framing principles used by the building construction inspector. Accessibility, seismic design, energy construction, and hazardous materials in building construction examined. Total of 54 hours of lecture.
Properties and erection of structural materials; lumber framing, structural metals, masonry and use of other materials. Insulation and glazing for energy conservation. Hardware and shear paneling for seismic reinforcement. Construction inspector's duties. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Properties of architectural materials, lumber, roofing, wall finishes, flooring and covering, glass and glazing, finishes. Engineering principles pertaining to heat, acoustics, humidity, roof construction, interior and exterior materials, finish carpentry, hardware and trim. Final inspection procedures. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Overview of the major elements of construction and inspection, laws, codes, and code enforcement processes. Understanding of the legal aspects of the code and the inspector's legal responsibilities, performance at hearings, and court procedures. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Theory of estimating; structure of plans and specifications estimates; quantity surveying; unit cost synthesis and analysis; bid organization and preparation; competitive simulations and exercises; the estimator's qualifications, responsibilities and ethics. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Earth moving operations: Site investigations, soil analysis and soil mechanics. Plan reading; review of soils, engineer's foundation inspection reports. Foundation and steel reinforcement inspection requirements. Hillside construction and inspection requirements. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Fundamental planning issues and sustainability processes as they apply to community planning and design situations. Exploration of policies, codes and standards that can be modified for the growing need for greater integration of transportation, land use, and environmental planning, with respect to changing demographic needs, public health concerns, housing affordability, equity, and livability. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Plan reading and inspection for underground plumbing (water, gas, drains and vents); above-ground plumbing and venting; finished plumbing systems. The Uniform Plumbing Code enforcement process. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Plan reading and inspection of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems. Ducts, conductors, fuel supply, controls, insulation and refrigeration. The Uniform Mechanical Code enforcement process. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Overview of design and construction delivery systems for high performance green buildings. Topics include: issues, challenges and opportunities associated with green building and sustainable design used in residential construction, interior design, inspection, architecture, and related fields of the building construction and design industry. Focus on understanding the general concepts of green building while examining specific building technologies as they relate to conservation. Total of 54 hours lecture.