Building Inspection Technology Course Descriptions

BLD151 Building Codes 1
Studies the scope, meaning and use of the Model International Residential Code including occupancy classifications, building area, height and location limitations, types of construction, exits, and fire resistive standards. Focuses on one- and two-family structures. F
3 Credits

BLD152 Building Codes 2
Studies the scope, meaning and use of the Model International Building Code concerning areas that present hazards in building construction such as vertical shafts, treatment of exterior and interior surfaces, detailed exit requirements, fire protection systems, public property and weather protection. Prerequisite: BLD151 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

BLD153 Building Codes 3
Provides a comprehensive review of the Uniform Building Code including pedestrian protection, permanent occupancy, prefabricated construction, fire systems, energy conservation, and architectural barriers. Prerequisite: BLD152 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

BLD155 Building Dept Administration 1
Discusses purpose and procedures of building department administration. Explores building department organization and relationships with other departments, leadership of the building official, personnel management of staff, and public and customer relations. W
4 Credits

BLD158 Const Materials & Blueprints
Provides instruction in reading civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical construction drawings used in residential and commercial construction. Introduces terminology, abbreviations, symbols, scales and dimensioning, construction notes, and component schedules. Gives an explanation of plan views, elevations, cross-sections, and sectional details. Covers material characteristics common to the different construction trades and regulated by the International Building Code. F
2 Credits

BLD161 Structural Inspection 1
Introduces basic methods of wood and steel framing. Covers allowable stresses, loads, and fundamental design of construction systems. W
3 Credits

BLD163 Structural Inspection 2
Introduces concrete and masonry as construction materials and covers the specific code requirements for related types of construction, both structural and nonstructural. Covers physical properties, including mix design, handling, storage, delivery, placement, and their fire-resistive qualities. Sp
3 Credits

BLD170 ADA Accessibility Code
Provides a comprehensive review of the International Building Code related to ADA accessibility standards in new and remodeled facilities. Sp
3 Credits

BLD181 Mechanical Codes 1
Introduces the thermodynamics of heat and how it relates to the mechanical appliance. Examines the International Mechanical Codes general code requirements for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Studies the fuel gas piping system from the gas meter to the appliance, and the combustion air requirements for appliances that burn gas fuel. Stresses evaluation of appliances and equipment for its listing and installation instruction for residential applications and commercial applications. W
4 Credits

BLD182 Mechanical Codes 2
Examines the mechanical code requirements for chimneys and vents serving fuel burning appliances and equipment; special solid fuel and fuel gas burning appliances and equipment; kitchen hoods, grease ducts, hazardous exhaust ducts, and product conveying ducts; refrigerants, refrigeration systems, and refrigeration mechanical rooms; boilers, hot water heaters, and pressure vessels; hydronic piping and solar heating systems; and fuel oil piping and storage tanks. Prerequisite: BLD181 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

BLD193A Building Inspection Lab
Provides code standards and conditions typical of building inspection work for inspectors in the following areas: mechanical inspection, structural inspection, and one- and two-family dwelling codes. Stresses writing correction notices based upon field observations. Sp
2 Credits

BLD193B Building Inspection Lab
Provides code standards and conditions typical of building inspection work for inspectors in the following areas: mechanical inspection, structural inspection, and one- and two-family dwelling codes. Stresses writing correction notices based upon field observations. Sp
2 Credits

BLD193C Building Inspection Lab
Provides code standards and conditions typical of building inspection work for inspectors in the following areas: mechanical inspection, structural inspection, and one- and two-family dwelling codes. Stresses writing correction notices based upon field observations.Sp
2 Credits

BLD193D Building Inspection Lab
Provides code standards and conditions typical of building inspection work for inspectors in the following areas: mechanical inspection, structural inspection, and one- and two-family dwelling codes. Stresses writing correction notices based upon field observations. Sp
2 Credits

BLD193E Building Inspection Lab
Provides code standards and conditions typical of building inspection work for inspectors in the following areas: mechanical inspection, structural inspection, and one- and two-family dwelling codes. Stresses writing correction notices based upon field observations. Sp
2 Credits

BLD193F Building Inspection Lab
Provides code standards and conditions typical of building inspection work for inspectors in the following areas: mechanical inspection, structural inspection, and one- and two-family dwelling codes. Stresses writing correction notices based upon field observations. Sp
2 Credits

BLD255 Building Dept Admin 2
Discusses building department administration roles and responsibilities. Examines laws and principles that affect building department records management, budgeting, information technology, and legal aspects. Prerequisite: BLD155 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

BLD260 Fire Protection for Buildings
Covers the installation, function, location, and purpose of sprinkler systems. Sp
4 Credits

BLD266 Structural Plan Review
Covers the fundamentals of structural plan review. Includes analysis and design of beams, columns, and connections. W
3 Credits

BLD267 Non-Structural Plan Review
Examines the techniques and processes of non-structural plans. Includes familiarization with plan and construction documents, specifications, and the application of fire, life and safety code requirements. Prerequisite: BLD152 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

BLD268 Foundations/Excavation/Grading
Covers the fundamentals of and the code requirements for regulating excavations and fills for any building or structure, construction of foundation and retaining structures, and general grading. Presents code requirements and emphasizes application to plan review and inspection functions. Uses grading and building plans and soil reports to complement the codes. Prerequisite: MTH052 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

BLD269 Engineering/Code Pro 1
Studies static forces and their effect upon rigid bodies at rest, including a study of stresses and strains that occur in these bodies when subjected to tensile, compressive and shearing forces. Prerequisite: MTH052 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

BLD270 Engineering/Code Pro 2
Studies dynamic wind and seismic loads on structures and their reduction to simplified equivalent static forces used in the design of structures. Covers how to determine the required lateral load path elements: diaphragms, shear walls, and foundations used to resist lateral forces. Emphasizes code requirements of Chapter 16 Section 1609 for wind and Sections 1613 through 1623 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (2003 IBC). Uses the Western Woods Use Book related to lateral design. Also studies the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel for buildings and structures. Emphasizes code requirements of Oregon Structural Specialty code Chapter 22 and the American Institute of Steel Construction Steel Manual. Prerequisite: BLD269 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

BLD280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

BLD280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

BLD280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

BLD292 Intl Resident Code: Structural
Covers the structural portion of the International Residential Specialty Code as it relates to residential construction and other applicable codes. F
3 Credits

XBLD9000B Construction Print Reading
Provides instruction in reading construction drawings used in both residential and commercial construction. Introduces to terminology, abbreviations, symbols, construction notes, component schedules and materials common to the different construction trades through the use of sample plans. Includes a refresher in fractional math, instruction on reading of architect's and engineer's scales, an overview of dimensioning practices, and an explanation of plan views, elevations, cross-sections, and sectional details.
2 CEU

XBLD9000C GES: Principles of Green Bldgs
Provides an introduction in how to improve building energy efficiency. May be used to prepare for green building industry certification.
3 CEU

XBLD9000D Oregon Bldg Code Update
Provides history and overview of the Oregon Building Code changes.
.8 CEU

XBLD9000E HB3462 Plumbing Inspector
Offers applicants approved by the Oregon Building Codes Division for the Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification program certification training to inspect specific plumbing and piping systems conveying potable water, storm, or domestic sanitary sewage in buildings less than 75 feet above grade in height as defined in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and containing a building water service less than two inches in nominal interior diameter. Prerequisite: Pre-approved by the Oregon Building Codes Division. Offered as needed
2 CEU

XBLD9000F HB3462 Solar Inspector
Offers applicants approved by the Oregon Building Codes Division for the Specialized Solar PV Inspector Certification program certification training to conduct inspections of the structural and electrical systems for solar PV installations up to 25 Kw that follow the prescriptive installation provisions in section 305.4 of the Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code. Prerequisite: Pre-approval by the Oregon Building Codes Division. Offered as needed
.8 CEU

XBLD9000G 2010 OR Energy Code Changes
Summarizes interpretations of energy use related to the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code. Covers energy use, organization and makeup of the code chapters, energy and the building envelope, energy and mechanical systems, and the energy savings in lighting systems. Offered as needed
.35 CEU

XBLD9000H HB3462 Electric Inspector Cert
Provides certification training to inspect non-complex electrical systems in buildings less than 75 feet above grade as defined in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) where the building service or the feeder to the electrical installation being inspected is not more than 400 amps at less than 150 volts to ground or 200 amps at 150 volts or more to ground. Prerequisite: Pre-approval by the Oregon Building Codes Division for the Specialized Electrical Inspector Certification program. Offered as needed
3 CEU

XBLD9000J Green Building Certification
Introduces green building rating systems with a concentration on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the five pillars of green building. Offered as needed
.2 CEU

XBLD9000K Intro to Photovoltaic Systems
Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems. Prepares participants for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level exam. Offered as needed
4 CEU

XBLD9000L 2010 OSSC Chapter 11/ADA
Covers the Oregon Structural Specialty Code Revised Accessibility Provisions. Provides a working knowledge of the accessibility criteria as proposed in the 2010 OSSC Accessibility revisions based on the incorporation of the 2009 International Building Code and 2010 ADA Standards. Offered as needed
.4 CEU

XBLD9000M Introduction to Sustainability
Introduces basics of sustainability including system thinking perspectives and The Natural Step, a scientifically based decision making process. Offered as needed
.4 CEU

XBLD9000N HB3462 Spec Final Inspect Cert
Provides cross-certified training to conduct final inspections of one- and two-family residences. Includes structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Covers mechanical, electrical and plumbing for water heater replacement or mechanical and electrical inspections of certain furnace and heat pump replacements. Offered as needed
2.8 CEU

XBLD9000P Essentials/Energy Efficiency
Introduces elements of energy efficiency in building and manufacturing settings. Covers the building as a system: insulation lighting, windows, HVAC, and equipment, and highlights best practices and resources available in Oregon. Offered as needed
.2 CEU

XBLD9000Q Electrical Safety for Business
Focuses on electrical safety in the workplace, including electrical hazards, industry standards, regulations, and mandates. Offered as needed
.4 CEU