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CONST-109 - California Building Code - Rob Harris

Course:California Building Code
Professor:Rob Harris
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hello and Welcome! – I’m Robert Harris and I am the instructor for Const 109. I am currently the Principal Engineer for the County of Ventura Maintenance Division. I have been in the Facilities construction and maintenance field for the past 30 years. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Public Administration.  

The course entails learning about the different sections of the California Building Code. The code’s sole purpose is to protect the occupants of any built environment through proper construction. This starts from design and continues with the proper selection and use of construction materials.  

Course Description

Focuses on California Building Code requirements for residential and non-residential construction as they pertain to the building inspection process. 

What to Expect in this Course

Course will cover the following items: 

  • Analyze which facilities are subject to the California Building Code and the related code structure and jurisdictional authority. 

  • Differentiate between the various occupancy groups and apply the code requirements for special occupancies. 

  • Assess how building height and various construction types are addressed and applied in the code. 

  • Evaluate the regulations for fire and smoke protection features and fire protection systems. 

  • Analyze the code requirements for egress and accessibility. 

  • Evaluate the code requirements for interior environments. 

  • Evaluate the code requirements for exterior walls, roof assemblies, structural design and testing. 

  • Assess and apply the code regulations for soils and foundations. 

  • Distinguish between various construction materials and assess the applicable codes and regulations. 

Types of Assessments

There will be online proctored exams and quizzes; as well as assignments and discussion boards to assess your progress. PowerPoints and videos, as well as reading assignments will be weekly. Should expect to spend 6 to 8 hours weekly on this course.  

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Use internet links for text:

Title 24, Part 02.1, 2019 California Building Code, Vol. 1 : State of California : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Title 24, Part 02.2, 2019 California Building Code, Vol. 2 : State of California : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

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Last updated: 08/19/2022 Sub#: 1224