Building Code Educational Modules for Professional Exposure in AE Curriculums

Ryan L. Solnosky, Walter Schneider, Alexa Kottmeyer, Sarah Zappe

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Abstract

Traditional lecturing of building code related topics are commonly taught ad-hoc in other courses, often get misinterpreted by faculty unfamiliar with code details, or left out entirely from courses taught by faculty who are "purely academic" in their experience who do not fully understand the value of teaching code concepts to students. More often than not, instructors who include codes take a hands-off approach to teaching that transmits information passively with little appeal that minimize student engagement and immersion where students never grasp or quickly comprehend their importance. To improve dissemination of code knowledge in the Architectural Engineering (AE) Dept. at Penn State, a project was undertaken enhance the current curriculum's building code instruction. Self-contained teaching modules were developed that can be incorporated within existing courses. This paper looks into the critical needs, opportunities, and methods to convey code information in a meaningful way rather than the idealized representations. The basis of how the modules were structured, including their assessment materials is included in the discussion along with initial testing of the success of these methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2017
Subtitle of host publicationResilience of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2017
EditorsJeffery S. Volz
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages10-23
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480502
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2017: Resilience of the Integrated Building, AEI 2017 - Oklahoma City, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2017Apr 13 2017

Publication series

NameAEI 2017: Resilience of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2017

Other

OtherArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2017: Resilience of the Integrated Building, AEI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityOklahoma City
Period4/11/174/13/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Solnosky, R. L., Schneider, W., Kottmeyer, A., & Zappe, S. (2017). Building Code Educational Modules for Professional Exposure in AE Curriculums. In J. S. Volz (Ed.), AEI 2017: Resilience of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2017 (pp. 10-23). (AEI 2017: Resilience of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2017). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480502.002