PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE
Figure 1 Basic allowable areas (Ab in sq ft), basic allowable height (in ft), and basic allowable number of stories for selected occupancies. Ab = Basic allowable area per floor.
UL = Unlimited. Thus, if Ab = UL, it means that the building code has no limitations on the area per floor of the building. Stories = UL means that the building code has no Imitations on the number of stories of the building.
Source: International Building Code (2009), published by the International Code Council.
Building Construction: Principles, Materials, and Systems, 2nd Edition Copyright ©2013 by Pearson Education, Inc. Madan Mehta, Walter Scarborough, Diane Armpriest All rights reserved.
Your client is considering a site on North Seventh in Bozeman, MT for a project. The program for the site will be a ground floor restaurant with apartments above on the upper floor(s). Each residential floor will have 6 one bedroom, 8 two bedroom and 4 three bedroom units. Assume 10% of ground floor is for the residential and the restaurant dinning area will be a 3:1 ratio to the back of house. This assignment will document regulations that are applicable to the site and climatic conditions that will influence any structure placed on the site.
Your report will identify all regulations including Building Code, Zoning, Design Standards, Flood Plain, Covenants, View Shed, Ecological / Migration / Conservation Restrictions, etc. that are applicable to your site. Cite / reference the specific sections of the regulation in you report. Utilizing the outline below, identify the following relative to your project:
Current Zoning designation
Compliance with Allowable Uses Required setback(s) from property line(s)
Front Yard(s) Side Yard(s) Rear Yard(s)
Maximum allowable height(s)
Maximum allowable building footprint assuming no surface parking
Gross area per floor and total gross area of building (assume 16’-0” floor to floor for ground and 14’-0” for upper level floor to floor height).
Other regulations related to the building and site
Parking required 1 space per __________
Total Parking required and total parking required utilizing any reductions.
Accessible Parking required __________spaces
Applicable Building Code
Allowable Type(s) of Construction based on the Occupancy(ies) and Area – Chapter 5 Least Restrictive Type of Construction
Max Allowable height and area (non-sprinkled and fully sprinkled)
Document increase based on Frontage if applicable
Number of Occupants based on use(s) and area (assume maximum building size allowed) – Chapter 10 Plumbing Requirements – Chapter 29
Other Regulations and Restrictions applicable to the design.
Provide a written summary of these regulations and their potential implications to your design project.
Utilizing Climate Consultant, available on D2L, you are to document climate data related to Bozeman, MT. Select the ASHRAE Standard 55 and Current Handbook of Fundamentals model to run the analysis. The following charts are to be included in your report (temperature range should utilize “Fit to Data”):
- Annual Temperature Range
- Psychrometric Chart with Design Strategies
- Wind Wheel
- Identify the Design Strategies from Climate Consultant and provide a description of each strategy
documenting how it will improve the comfort and / energy efficiency of a building.
In addition to the written report, you are to create annotated drawing(s) showing the background information identified above in graphic form as it relates to your site regulations. Drawings will include setbacks, floodplains, easements, protected areas, ecological zones as applicable. Drawings are to be scaled appropriate to the level of information and size of site. Drawings are to be formatted on 11 x 17” paper horizontal format.
Montana State University
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION I
North Seveth Avenue and West Villard Street, Bozeman MT Note: North 8th Ave is considered an Alley.
School of Architecture
ARCHITECTURE 241 002
Spring Semester 2021
The site is 247’-0” in the east west direction and 142’-0” in the north south, measured perpendicular to the property boundary at the back of the sidewalk.
2018 International Building Code
City of Bozeman GIS mapping
City of Bozeman Zoning Code
Written portion of the assignment shall be in the following format:
- 8 -1/2” x 11” paper portrait format
- One (1) inch border all sides
- Arial font, 11 point, double-spaced, and type written.
Drawings shall be in the following format:
- 11“x17” paper landscape format
- Include drawing title, scale, north arrow, dimensions, and whatever else is pertinent to the assignment.
All submittals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Depth and Clarity of Investigation
- Quality of Product, format, grammar, spelling, attention to detail
- Timely Completion
- Degree to which the student has endeavored to excel
- 20 Pts – Zoning Regulation
- 15 Pts – Building Code Regulations
- 10 Pts – Climate Consultant materials
- 2 Pts – Photographs, Drawing and Writing Format
- 3 Pts – Quality of Writing
A critical analysis of the topic is required to score well. All work must be done by the group independently from other students or groups in the course.
Projects are to be submitted electronically to the Assignment folder on D2L associated with this project, unless the student has made other arrangements with the instructor.
Files must be submitted as a SINGLE PDF FILE named: Team_number_Regulations.pdf
Assignments will be accepted after the prearranged deadline ONLY for circumstances outlined in the
syllabus and with prior approval of the instructor.
No Late Work will be accepted without prior approval.
This project can be resubmitted once to improve the grade by up to one letter grade higher. The resubmittal is to include the original submission with annotations identifying the errors and what was done to correct these along with an updated version of the complete assignment incorporating the revisions.