Introduction to the International Residential Code (IRC), the International Building Code (IBC), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, specifications, and estimating. Topics covered include the interpretation and utilization of building codes, standards, and regulations; techniques used to estimate building costs; the use of specifications to define and limit materials; fabrication and installation in the construction industry; and specification development as an essential part of the contract document. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)